Parliament passes children safety bills in plenary session

This image contrasts two images, one of the South Korean National Assembly (L) and one of the parents of a road safety accident victim speaking to President Moon Jae-in in a televised talk on Nov. 19, 2019. (Yonhap)

This image contrasts two images, one of the South Korean National Assembly (L) and one of the parents of a road safety accident victim speaking to President Moon Jae-in in a televised talk on Nov. 19, 2019. (Yonhap)

Seoul: South Korea’s parliament passed uncontested bills, including those on children safety, in its morning plenary session Tuesday, without reviewing the budget bill and other contentious bills on electoral and prosecution reform.

Among the 16 bills that were passed in the morning session were those on children’s road safety.

The bills, each named after the two boys who died from safety accidents, are aimed at reinforcing road safety by mandating surveillance cameras in school zones to prevent speeding and installing safety facilities, such as signs in parking lots.

They also include clauses on heightening punishment of drivers who commit fatal accidents in school zones.

In a televised talk on Nov. 19, President Moon Jae-in had promised the parents of the victims to push for a swift passage of the bills. 

YONHAP

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