Kids should wear the seatbelt when riding in a car. Otherwise, they may be fined starting on August 1, 2012. To make children and their parents aware of the importance of wearing the seatbelt when riding in cars, the Transportation Bureau of Taichung City Government has designed online games to teach children the relevant traffic provisions and regulations, putting emphasis on wearing the seatbelt on the back seat. From May 28 until August 10, anyone who completes the online test will be qualified for the luck draw for big prizes, including new iPADs, folding bicycles, 32G flash drives, supermarket coupons, Taiwan Easy Go cards, and EasyCards.
Transportation Bureau pointed out that kids should take the back seat and fasten seatbelts; otherwise, they may get a fine; this measure has been enacted since February 1, 2012. Now, the regulation that kids aged over 4 to 12 or weighed over 18 kg but under 36 kg must take the back seat and wear the seat belt will be enacted from August 1. To make the public more aware of the relevant traffic provisions, the Transportation Bureau has designed the online games.
Taichung City residents who complete the online test on the web page of Transportation Bureau (URL: www.traffic.taichung.gov.tw) and join as members are qualified to take part in the lucky draw. Do not fear to take the online test because every question is given the correct answer by the system. The point here is to let the participating children and adults learn the knowledge of wearing a seatbelt.
The online game activities start from May 28 and will end on August 10. Two lucky draws will be held on July 4 and August 15, respectively. The first prize will be 2 new iPADs, which are favorites of students. Other awards include 4 folding bicycles, 10 pieces of 32G flash drives, 100 copies of supermarket coupons at the amount of NT$ 200 each, 100 Taiwan Easy Go cards, and 100 EasyCards.
Transportation Bureau hopes that this campaign can not only promote the public understanding of child travel safety but also prompt kid students to develop the good habit of wearing the seat belt once they get into a car.