Two unique pedal cars fitted with seatbelts have been presented to the D0E's Road Safety Branch. The model cars will be used to simulate car crashes in a school setting and to underline to the children not only the importance of wearing a seatbelt but also of wearing it properly. Pictured with the miniatures are Caolan Hanna and Cara Low, P1 in St Anne's Primary School, Finaghy, Brian Brown, Managing Director, Browns Coachworks, Lisburn, Margaret Aiken, D0E Road Safety, Paul Gray, Sales & Marketing Manager, Bavarian MlNl, and Ronnie Tosh from D0E Road Safety.
THE Department of the Environment (DOE) has been presented with two unique pedal cars to help educate children on using seatbelts safely.
The model cars will be used to simulate car crashes in a school setting and to underline to the children not only the importance of wearing a seatbelt but also of wearing it properly.
In a collision, children are much more vulnerable than adults and a recent survey shows that 5% of children aged 1-13 years old are still travelling unrestrained in cars.
Bavarian MINI, Belfast, donated the model cars to the DOE Road Safety Division and Brown's Coachworks, Lisburn, fitted the seatbelts.
Ronnie Tosh, Manager of the Road Safety Education Service thanked both firms for their generosity and said that the cars will go a long to helping educate children on the importance of seatbelt safety.