Is your Vehicle Safe for Children?

A well maintained and lubed car will see you right, so long as you drive sensibly and those around you do too. However, if you have children, it is natural to want to be extra safe when it comes to the condition of your car. Many parents though, do not realize how many small things they are getting wrong; especially when it comes to car seats and buckling up.

Here in the United States, 35% of children under the age of 13 who die in car accidents are not wearing seat belts. 600 children die every year here and over 120,000 are injured. That means over 200 lives might be saved if they buckle up or if their child seats are secured properly. So, when you go to take your child for a ride somewhere, remember the 6 most common mistakes parents make with their child car seats:

  1. Using the wrong kind of car seat
  2. Not registering the seat with the manufacturer
  3. Not securing the seat adequately to the vehicle
  4. Not securing the child to the seat properly
  5. Not using booster seats for older children
  6. Ignoring car seat recalls

Get these right, and you are going a long way to helping protect them. To find out about each of these common mistakes and other tips, check out this article on parent and child safety, brought to you by the lawyers at Bell & Pollack P.C.

Source:http://www.bellpollockinjury.com/child-driving-safety-guide/; Bell & Pollack P.C.; Jenny Holt.

 

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