AN IMPORTANT AND LARGE PART OF ANY PARENT’S JOB IS TRANSPORTING CHILDREN
FROM PLACE TO PLACE. WHETHER IT’S TAKING KIDS TO DAYCARE, SCHOOL, OR THE
VARIETY OF EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, IT SEEMS WE ARE ALWAYS ON THE GO,
AND MOST OF THE TIME, IN A HURRY.
And when we get in a hurry, safety can sometimes fall to the wayside. According to the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of
death for children between 1 and 13 years old.
Choose a vehicle with safety features that help protect children. Look for safety features such as automatic door locks, advanced frontal air bags, side impact air bags, anti-pinch/auto reverse windows, interior trunk release and rearview cameras.
Choose the proper car seat for your child’s age and weight and make sure it is installed correctly. Knowing what type of ~car seat, if any, your child should be in can be a daunting task. Children from birth to age 10, in some cases, need to be in some sort of car seat. The NHTSA has numerous resources available to
help you choose and install a car seat that best meets your child’s needs. For more information
on car seats and installation tips, visit www.SaferCar.gov/therightseat.