Child Safety While Driving

Child Safety While Driving

Driving has become so regular for each and everyone of us every day that we rarely think twice about getting in the car and driving where we need to be at a certain time. People can simply pack the kids in the car and bring them with to the store or even on a longer trip. Though seat belts are supposed to be used, there are other tips that can keep your children safe when you are in the car driving.

Until they’re tall enough to wear a properly positioned adult seat belt, kids will need to use a car safety seat. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), by using those seats, fatal injuries in a car crash is reduced by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers, first one should know how to handle infants, toddlers and young children while driving.

Infants: Infants should ride rear-facing at least until they’re 1 year old and weigh at least 20 pounds. Once they exceed the weight or height limit, you can set by their infant safety seat’s manufacturer; they should continue to ride rear-facing in a convertible safety seat.

Toddlers: It’s best to keep toddlers rear-facing as long as possible. When they’ve outgrown their convertible safety seat rear-facing, they should use a forward-facing safety seat with a full harness, until they exceed the weight and/or height limit set by the seat’s manufacturer.

Young Children: Children who’ve outgrown a convertible safety seat should use a booster seat until they’re at least 4 feet and 9 inches tall who are between the age of 8 and 12 years old and can wear a properly positioned adult seat belt.

Warning: Never put a child safety seat in the front seat of a vehicle and face it toward the rear of a vehicle if that vehicle has a passenger-side airbag.

Use Child Safety Seat properly: *Kids who are tall enough to wear an adult seat belt should still ride in the back seat until they turn 13 years old. *Adjust the seat belt so the lap belt crosses the child’s upper thighs and the diagonal belt crosses her/his upper chest and a point between her/his neck and shoulder. *Do not use the adult seat belt without child safety seat if the child’s height is less than one and a half meters. Please don’t do it. *Do not put the children in your arm when the vehicle is in motion, which often parents do. *Do not allow the child stick his head out the window. Don’t never permit you children do it. *Do not put too many toys in your car. They might cause the secondary injury to the passengers during a collision. *Most parents do this mistake, but be careful not to do this, never leave your children alone in a car (buckled up or not) while you run for an quick errand. *The rear seats are safer than front seats for all ages. *Active the child-proof locks when the …

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