SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean lawmakers are poised to pass new legislation that would make it mandatory for coach buses to provide baby seats for passengers younger than six years of age.
According to the Land Infrastructure and Transport Committee on Thursday, a Passenger Transport Service Act legislation amendment proposed by lawmaker Lee Hak-jae was passed during a general meeting, leaving it to the Legislation & Judiciary Committee to deliberate.
Under the new reform bill, child passenger below the age of six would be provided with a baby seat to make sure seat belts can be fastened tight enough for babies and children on express and intercity buses.
However, existing buses that require technical changes will be given three years to adapt to the new requirements.
“Under current laws, nothing is stipulated with regard to baby s eats on express and intercity buses. I hope the new baby seat legislation is passed by the Legislation & Judiciary Committee, then at a plenary session at the National Assembly,” said Lee.
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