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Keeping your children safe is what matters most. But in between little league and ballet, things can get a little hectic. So, what do you do when you are short on time and constantly on the move?
Check out the following tips to keep you and your children safe while on the go.
Before even starting the car, everyone needs to be buckled up or in a car seat. Infants should be facing the rear until one years old, while babies over one or older can sit in forward-facing seats. Older children can use the seat belts, but you need to make sure they fit snugly. If your child is too big for a car seat but not quite large enough to use a seat belt, one viable option is a booster seat.
In addition to always wearing seat belts, you need to make sure you keep the car doors locked, even when you aren’t inside. Especially with power locks, it’s far too easy for children to locked inside a hot car. Play it safe and keep the doors locked with the keys safely tucked away.
On the topic of keys, it’s imperative that you keep your car keys away from your little ones. Imagine how enticing it is to watch you start the car and drive away. It only takes a split second for a tragedy to occur. Never leave your keys in the ignition and leave the car, and be sure to keep them somewhere your little ones won’t find them.
Windshields are specially designed to ensure the safety of passengers and drivers even if extreme impact causes them to chip, crack or shatter. They have two layers of glass laminated together. If one layer of glass breaks, the inside layer holds the windshield together, keeping pieces of glass from injuring passengers.
Although it’s not particularly dangerous to drive with a small crack in your windshield, you should have it repaired as soon as possible. Small cracks can easily turn into large cracks and large cracks can shatter and cause problems. Even with double-layer protection, it’s still possible for it to shatter. Windshield replacement isn’t something to overlook for too long.
When it comes to keeping your family safe, a little prevention goes a long way. Take the time to child-proof your car, teach your kids the rules of the road and keep smiling, even when you’re going on the move.