On Thursday, MP Marek Rutka was in a traffic jam on Aleja Grunwaldzka in Gdańsk Wrzeszcz when a taxi hit the back of his car. As reported by the politician, he himself did not suffer during the incident, but a few-year-old girl who was injured was driving a taxi.
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– I will not describe these injuries, but I can say that the girl showed blood. I am a trained lifeguard and a few years ago I was helping a child after an accident I witnessed. Fortunately, this time, I also had orthopedic collars in my car, including children’s ones. I put it on a girl, an ambulance came and the crew picked it up – says the MP in an interview with the portal zawszepomorze.pl.
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The deputy submits an interpellation to the Ministry of Interior and Administration
The girl was riding in the car without a car seat, which prompted the politician to submit an interpellation to the Ministry of the Interior and Administration regarding the safety of children who were driving taxis.
As the politician points out, currently the regulations do not enforce neither child seats nor child seat pads to be transported by taxi. They also do not allow belts as an alternative to the seat.
– I want the Ministry of Interior and Administration to present statistics on road incidents involving such transports, because perhaps there should be regulations requiring additional safety measures from drivers who operate commercial transport and who decide to carry children – adds the MP.
Marek Rutka is a member of the parliamentary health committee. He is also the head of the parliamentary team for the emergency medical system.