Vehicle safety tips for children
Driving with children can look a little different compared to when you just drive by yourself. We have gathered up some tips that you should keep in mind when you drive with children.
Make sure you have the right car seat
Car seats for children are not one-size-fits-all. You need to find one that fits according to the children’s measurements. There should be instructions on how to set up the seat and buckle the child into the seat. You should also keep an eye out for any potential recalls on seats.
Although it’s a simple instruction, this is one of the most important tips to nail down. Make sure the child seat is properly connected with the tether and latch on the vehicle’s seats.
Secure all items
Any loose item could become a threat to all occupants of a vehicle in an event of an accident or any hard brake. Secure everything that may be loose so you can keep everyone safe.
Seating location is important
All kids under the age of 12 or are under the height or weight of the average 12-year-old should ride in the back. Kids under the age of 4 years old should have a car seat or booster seat.
Don’t leave them alone
Many children die from heatstroke in vehicles every year. Many of these incidents were from caretakers forgetting the kids in the back seat. As a way to remind yourself of any child in the back seat, leave a toy in the front seat or put your purse or wallet in the back so you check back there before you leave your vehicle.
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