Cyprus is famed for its love for children and all things family, so it remains a mystery why the basic rules of road safety with regards to a child traveling in a car are continuously being ignored.
What can be more important than ensuring your offspring’s safety?
We have all witnessed the child standing in the front between front seat and windscreen, the child standing in the rear between the two back seats, the child kneeling on the back seat waving at the cars behind, the child sitting on mummy’s lap…and all of the above without the seat belt.
Supported by the Ministry of Communication & Works, the Ministry of Justice & Public Order as well as the Police Headquarters and Department of Traffic, there is one company which has been exercising its Social Responsibility Commitment since 2006: ExxonMobil/Esso Cyprus.
As part of their efforts to educate and raise awareness to the importance of seat belts they have been offering free child safety seats to newborns every month. The company chooses a specific date every month, publishes it, and if your baby is born on that date you are entitled to a free child safety seat!
In my opinion this laudable scheme is under-advertised. Frequently, when the subject of children and car safety comes up, I have noticed that very few mothers are aware of Esso’s great initiative.
So here’s my contribution to spreading the word. The winning dates for child safety seats for 2013 are:
May has yet to be announced.
Should these dates apply to you go ahead and call 22393101 to claim your free child safety seat!
Yep, you read it here first 🙂