Safety of their children is the most important for parents when driving a car because there are many risks that are associated. There are many reasons for injuries, and deaths of children even though safety belts, and car seats are used. Parents should watch their children and take the necessary precautions while driving a car to minimize the chances of injury.
Following are tips for keeping your child safety in the car:
- If your children are below 13 years, teach them some points like not to play in and around cars and to move away from a vehicle when driver gets in or when the car is going to start the vehicle. This is to overcome the serious injuries, roll away deaths, back over deaths and trunk entrapment.
- Do not let your children sit in front seat because they may distract you (when driving) or the driver’s attention. And you might ride your car in a way that could cause car crash leading to death of people.
- Always use a car seat when you are transporting an infant or toddler. Buy this car seat according to the age of your kids as well as it should correctly fit into the rear seat of the car.
- Do not hold your child in lap.
- The children seated in the car seat should be rearward facing in the vehicle.
- Seats that are meant for children can be faced either forward or backward
- Use belt-positioning booster seat for children who are unable to sit with knees bent over the vehicle’s seat cushion. While the child’s back is against the seat back, use a belt-positioning booster seat.
- Children aged below 13 years need to use a seat belt board back. It is the safest place for them in cars.
- If your child plays with some controls and they don’t know how to operate, it may result in fatal accidents.
- If your children become unruly during your trip, wait until you fix the problem.
- If you leave your child in a car whose windshields have been locked, your child may subject to heat stroke. So, never leave your child in a car.
- Sometimes, if a car is left running some poisonous gases will be filled in the car that might harm your child.
- Always take attention towards your children when you are riding in the car with them.
- Do not allow your teenagers to drive while talking on cell phones.