How to Keep Your Child Safe in the Car
Do you know the type vehicle seat that your child’s child should be sitting in? Are you sure it’s properly fitted? In the event that your kid is Tween or older, is he/she wearing a seatbelt every whenever they’re on the road?
Our children must be secure when they’re in our car. Every 33 seconds, a child younger than 13 has been involved in a accident in the United States. This is a frightening statistic you might think? For infants and toddlers car seats can drastically decrease the risk of death or injury, but more than half of all car seats are placed in the wrong place or are used improperly. In the case of older children buckles up is crucial. About 50% of children between the ages of 8 and 14 who died in car crashes between 2011 and 2015 weren’t restrained.
This is why we encourage all caregivers and parents to be aware that it’s important to ensuring that your child is safe and secure, whether it’s choosing the correct car seat for their child’s age or size, or ensuring that children of a certain age (8-14) always fasten their seat belts and are in the back seat.
As parents as parents, we every parent wants to do our best to ensure our children’s safety and sound. This spring we will see Ad Council Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are launching new PSAs to address these crucial problems. First , they will provide up to the minute information about safety in car seats such as the advice found in the exciting brand new series of videos “The Wide World of Car Seats.”
These videos cover everything from choosing the right Car Seat to children should be in the back Seat. These videos are perfect for parents who might not be sure regarding the safety of traveling with children in the car. However, they can also be used as a refresher for parents who have been around for a while. They are also perfect for caregivers, babysitters or grandparents who might not be aware of the latest safety rules!
How to Keep Your Child Safe in the Car by Choosing the Right Seat
The correct car seat could make the difference in car crash. Tragically, car accidents are the most common reason for death for children ranging from 1 to 13 years older. Even with their best intentions parents might not be aware that their child isn’t in proper seat. As an example some parents will move their kids to the following type (car seat or booster seat, buckles for seats) too quickly. To make sure you have the right seat for your child, visit SaferCar.gov/TheRightSeat and be sure to check your state laws.
How to talk to teens and tweens concerning Car Safety
What about kids who are older? When you think you’ve done it all you’ll find your child is now an “tween” and you enter into a completely new world.
Let’s be honest. It’s difficult to speak to teens or teens about anything. However, in the context of their safety and their lives automobile safety, it’s pretty crucial, and it’s definitely not something you should avoid when discussing.
According to information obtained from U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 69,000 teens suffer injuries each year in car accidents and 61% of the 14-year-olds killed in car accidents in 2015 were not buckled during the accident. While parenting is not without its challenges Seat belt safety is not a matter of discussion.That’s why the new PSAs urge our children to “Never give up until they buckle up!”
To ensure safety on the road to ensure your safety, to improve safety on the road, Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have released new PSAs with characters from Fox’s forthcoming summer road-trip adventure Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Long Haul. These PSAs warn parents and their caregivers that even when children argue and plead, parents must remain firm and insist that their children buckle up and be in the back of the car (the most secure spot for kids younger than 13 years old).).
My son, although not yet a tween is taller and has the weight of an average 13 year old, therefore it’s not a good fit for booster seats no longer. I do make sure he is wearing his seat belt and he’d be thrilled to know that Greg
How can you teach your kids about the safety of cars in addition to the need for wearing the seat belt?
It is a post about social good that was written by Ad Council. Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)