Forgotten Child In The Car Seminar

Kajang, 16 July 2018 – Incidences of children being accidentally left in cars has driven the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) and the New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) to organize a seminar to present and discuss on the safety issues of children in vehicles. The ‘Forgotten Child in the Car Seminar’ was organized last Friday, 13th July 2018 with the objective to create awareness on the risk of heatstroke towards children that were accidentally left inside a car. It also aims to discuss preventive actions regarding this issue including the promotion of any available technologies that could prevent such tragic incident from happening.

The seminar’s presenters consisted of individuals from various background and organizations. They were from officers from ASEAN NCAP and MIROS, Public Health Physician from the Ministry of Health Malaysia, Child Passenger Safety Consultant of Childline Malaysia, General Manager of Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. and Global Regulatory Strategist from IEE SA.

A total of 85 participants attended the seminar that lasted for half a day. The seminar was opened by Dr. Siti Zaharah binti Ishak, Director-General of MIROS. In her opening remark, Dr. Siti Zaharah mentioned there should be a concerted effort from various parties. Hence, a positive collaboration between related agencies and NGOs is greatly encouraged and welcomed.

Those who are interested to have the presentations of the seminar can be downloaded from the links below.


Introduction to Heatstroke in Rear Seats by Ir. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim, Secretary General, ASEAN NCAP

Unattended Child in Car – A News Analysis by Zulhaidi Mohd Jawi, Senior Researcher, MIROS

Heatstroke in Medical Perspective by Dr. Rohaida Ismail, Ministry of Health Malaysia

Forgotten Child in the Car – Advice for Parents by May Hwong, Child Passenger Safety Consultant, Childline Malaysia

VitaSense – Unattended Child Detection by Thierry Mousel, Global Regulatory Strategist, IEE SA