Last March, during the during the campaign to monitor the uses of the seatbelts and child restraining systems carried out by the DGT, they detected 318 children under 12 travelling with no restraining system at all, 83 of them were on the front seat and 253 on the back seats. This demonstrates that monitoring and educational campaigns are still necessary. Due to this campaign, the new road safety law, applicable since May 2014, introduced the innovation of the immobilization of those vehicles in which children were travelling with out adequate child restraint.
Non-use of a child retraining system is viewed as a serious offence and carries a fine of 200€ and 3 points. Officers are now able to immobilize the vehicle (where there is no adequate child restraining system to allow the journey to continue)
At the MAPFRE FOUNDATION we never tire of reminding you of the importance of always using correctly an adequate child-restraining device. Whatever the journey you are undertaking, in town or on the highway your safety comes first.