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Staying safe is always a priority when we are in our cars. Being safe is additionally important when we travel with children. You need to have an extra element of safety every time they ride with you. Children can be unpredictable and restless in cars. This is why it is essential to practice child safety in vehicles by following some rules at all times. Here is a guide to help you.
Buckle Up For Safety
An often overlooked rule for children is to make sure they wear their seatbelts at all times. Seatbelts save lives. This I can attest to personally. It saved my life once, and it will work for others too. For children too small, a car seat is required. Car seats dramatically reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities for toddlers and babies. Ensure your children are secured and safe for each trip.
Keeping Your Hands And Feet Within The Vehicle At All Times
It may seem automatic for us, but children do get some crazy ideas. Make sure they do not play with the doors and windows while inside the car. You would not want them opening the door while the car is running. Make sure child safety locks are engaged and lock the windows too.
Leave The Gadgets To Them
You want your full attention when driving. This means you put as much focus into driving as you can. Avoid doing anything that may distract you from this. Avoid using any gadget especially mobile phones and tablets. If you expect calls when driving, I suggest using Bluetooth headsets.
Always Keep Them Supervised
Make sure the children are never alone in the car. They may unintentionally make the car move endangering them or people around. They may leave your car and get lost.
Yes I know, it is obvious but hear me out on this one. Not only do you keep your children safe when you drive carefully, but you also set a good example. You want to show them how to behave when inside a vehicle. Avoid road rage incidents, follow the correct speed, and do not rush. Be patient, follow the rules, and drive carefully.
Car safety for children is our responsibility. Kids need adult supervision to help them avoid accidents and injuries. This is why it is important we are always careful, vigilant, observant, and quick. Keep them and your car safe from dangers by owning the right insurance. At Insurance Services of Washington Inc., we do our best in making sure that our clients are well-protected with affordable and comprehensive policies. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (425) 868-1123 or Click Here to request a free quote.