How to Protect Your Child in Case of a Collision
No one wants to think about what will happen in the event of a car accident. The last thing we need is the costly repairs and maybe even medical issues that could result from a collision. And like some people, you could have a child that you fear for and worry about when thinking about these kinds of situations. You may have a car seat installed in your vehicle to help protect them against the damage a car accident might cause, but without proper instruction, you could be making errors that you think are helping with the safety of your child, but you’re actually putting them in more danger. Almost eighty percent of children aren’t properly restrained in a vehicle.
The most basic and easy way to protect your child is to correctly use the car seat and install it properly and securely. This could lower the risk of your child’s injuries by up to 71%. Sometimes, this is the simplest thing to do, but it is easily overlooked. A good way to make sure your car seat is installed correctly, visit your local fire station. Firemen are trained and adept at handling safety features such as car seats and making sure that they are correctly applied in case of car accidents. This is a sure fire way to protecting your child in the event of a collision.
If your child is 12 years old or younger, you should always keep them in the back seat of the car, even if your vehicle does not have front air bags or if the airbags are turned off. Airbags deploy at over 200 miles per hour, and most children 12 and under are at just the right height where an airbag deployment could seriously injure or harm them. So make sure your younger children are restrained safely in the back seat of the vehicle. It really could save their life.