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Cabinet waives tariffs on car seats

BANGKOK: The cabinet yesterday (June 28) agreed to waive tariffs on child safety seats until the end of next year to allow more time to promote their use.

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By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 29 June 2022, 08:52AM


A technician demonstrates the use of car booster seats at the National Institute for Child and Family Development, Mahidol University, in Nakhon Pathom province, in May 2022. Photo: Chanat Katanyu

A technician demonstrates the use of car booster seats at the National Institute for Child and Family Development, Mahidol University, in Nakhon Pathom province, in May 2022. Photo: Chanat Katanyu

Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said the 20% tariffs would be waived until Dec 31, 2023, to ease the financial burden on consumers because the Land Traffic Act would require child seats in vehicles from Sept 4 this year, reports the Bangkok Post.

The waiver will become effective after it is published in the Royal Gazette. The spokesman did not mention the date of the publication.

Mr Thanakorn said most child seats available in the country were imported. Locally made ones were scarce because of insufficient demand.

The newly amended law requires children under six years old to be restrained in a car seat or a special seat for safety in a moving vehicle.

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JohnC | 01 July 2022 - 09:14:18

Very common to see idiot locals driving along with their child on their lap playing with the steering wheel while in traffic among other travellers. People that brainless should never be allowed to be in charge of any vehicle nor be allowed to reproduce in to the gene pool.

Capricornball | 29 June 2022 - 18:34:20

Here it's 2022, and Thailand is just now on some kind of campaign for child car seats.  However, it won't matter, because most Thai parents that I know or see on the roads do not even make their kids sit down, allowing them to climb around like they're on a play area. Also, it would need to be enforced, something we all know the RTP doesn't do.

 

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