Kids spend a lot of their time in a vehicle, whether it’s to school, an appointment, or a friend’s house. As such, every parent should know how to secure their child safely in the vehicle to ensure everyone’s safety.
#1. Buckle Up Before Heading Out
Children should stay in a car seat or booster seat until an adult seat belt fits correctly. Typically, this is anywhere from 8-12 years of age.
Once the child graduates to an adult seat belt, make sure they’re using the shoulder and lap straps. Make sure your child gets in the habit of looking for and fastening the seatbelt.
#2. Ride in the Backseat
Children under the age of 12 should ride in the backseat. Larger airbags in the front seat, which are designed for adults, can seriously injure or kill a small child.
#3. A Car is Not a Toy
It’s important to teach children that a car is not a toy. Children should know not to touch or play with any buttons inside the car, including power window controls and door locks.
Injured in an Accident? We’re Here to Help
Although you may be a safe driver and take every precaution you can, other drivers may not be as responsible. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another’s negligence, we’re here to help.
Contact Lanier Law Group, P.A. to speak with our team today.