Kaohsiung Ranked Lowest in Child Safety Ratings|靖娟調查:高市學童安全 六都評比分數最低


An annual comprehensive child safety report done by the Jing Chuan Child Safety Foundation has revealed that out of the six special municipalities, Kaohsiung is ranked the lowest in the child safety rating scores, with the transportation safety rating being the last among all.


The little girl climbs into the child car seat and buckles right up once she gets into the car. Her parents say they've been teaching the child the correct rider's safety rules since she was little. A child safety study done by the Jing Chuan Child Safety Foundation has revealed that children in Kaohsiung had rated themselves as the least safe among all 6 special municipalities, especially with regards to transportation safety.

If we do not enforce the law strictly, the general public would still rely on luck about not getting caught. Sometimes according to our observation, some parents gave in to the child. Some children just love to sit in the front.

This safety study encompassed how parents, children and child experts view the safety ratings in the living environment, school, public places and transportation. As far as how the children in all of Taiwan view their own safety, more than 20 percent has reported that cars don't yield to children and children who are under 12 years old sit in the front. More than 10 percent has reported that no safety belt was used and there was an overload. As a whole, Taichung ranked as the highest among the 6 special municipalities and Kaohsiung ranked as the lowest, with transportation safety being rated the lowest by the children. More than 30 percent has reported children under 12 sit in the front, misuse of the safety belt and car seats.

We always give him rides to school, so there won't be an extra person who can sit in the back to accompany him. When we go out, we'll drive another car, and his car seat is in the back.

You have to train the child, once it becomes a habit, he or she will be willing to sit by himself/herself.

We've never run into police checks. No law enforcement unit has ever checked us.

While some parents think the law enforcement should be stricter in checking the safety conditions, other parents think there would be certain difficulties in carrying out the task. The city government has reported it will corporate with relative governmental bodies to strengthen the safety rules and enforce children under 12 must sit at the back and use a safety belt.



小女孩一上車,坐上汽座也繫好安全帶,家長說,為了孩子的安全,從小就建立他們正確的乘車觀念。但靖娟文教基金會今年總體檢台灣的兒童安全現況,結果發現,六都中,高雄的兒童認為自己最不安全,尤其在交通方面。

靖娟文教基金會社工處處長 林慧華表示:「一般的民眾,他如果沒有加強執法的話,有些時候還是會有一些僥倖的心態,或者是我們的觀察,有些時候家長會比較難拗過孩子,有時候孩子很愛坐前座。」

這分調查,有家長、學童及兒童專家,針對居家、校園、公共場所、交通等安全項目評分,以全國兒童自我檢視的現況來看,車輛不禮讓孩童、12歲以下小孩坐在前座的比例超過2成,乘車沒有繫安全帶或車輛超載的現象都超過1成。整體來看,六都中分數最高是台中市,排名殿後的是高雄,尤其以交通安全最讓孩子認為不安全。因為不管是12歲以下孩童坐前座,或是沒有正確使用安全帶,以及汽車坐椅的比例都超過3成。

家長表示:「我們載他上下學,所以不可能有多一個人陪他在後面,那如果平常外出的時候,另外一部車子,我們是他的安全座椅都在後面。」

家長表示:「其實小孩子你是需要訓練的,你讓他習慣,他就會自己會坐。」

家長表示:「(沒有警察臨檢過?) 對,都沒有執法單位在檢查。」

有家長認為執法單位稽查不夠嚴謹,但也有民眾認為,稽查有一定難度。而針對這項調查報告,市府表示,將會與相關局處多加宣導,強化12歲孩童以下坐在後座並使用安全帶的觀念。

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