Since 2008, more than 1,000 children worldwide (nine in our country) have died forgotten inside a car. It sounds unbelievable, but unfortunately that is the tragic account presented by the facts. Fatal distractions, difficult to explain blackouts, but the risk of leaving a child in a car, in the heat, for a long time in a critical condition, is real. That's why the utmost care is required even during the daily routine, especially when frenzy and haste give us no respite.
A solution from UnipolSai helps drivers maintain a high level of attention when transporting a small child in the car, avoiding forgetfulness. For the past couple of years the Qshino anti-abandonment device has been on the market, designed and developed by UnipolTech. Judging by the numbers, this is a priority: over the last three years, anti-abandonment devices have sent over 29 million alarm notifications. All available measures and technologies must therefore be adopted to avoid distractions that could prove fatal.
About the legislation: in Italy, the “Salva bebè" (Save the Baby) law (n. 117/2018 and the subsequent implementing decree n. 122/2019) is in force, which makes it compulsory to adopt devices inside cars that can alert the driver when he leaves the vehicle while leaving a child, up to 4 years old, inside. The obligation concerns the installation on board vehicles of an alarm device to prevent the abandonment of children. Those who do not comply with the rules risk heavy penalties, ranging from 81 to 326 euros and the loss of five points on their driving licence (in the event of a repeat offence within two years, also suspension from 15 days to two months).