Accidents happen every day, and many people still think that this cannot happen to them. Do not be one of these people and always use maximum precaution when traveling with children. All the usual safety precautions still apply, but in addition to these precautions, you must take additional measures to protect you and your children. Following are the 5 must-read safety tips for traveling with children.
- Use Seat Belts
When you are driving a vehicle, the safety of everyone in the vehicle depends on you. So, make sure to fasten your seatbelt before driving a car.
- Keep Children in the Right Place
Children under 12 years should always sit in the rear seats. They must use the child seats or normal belts depending on their height.
- No Loose Objects
There should be no loose objects in your car, especially the objects that can cause injury. If an accident happens, the loose objects are bound to fly in the car and injure someone. Even if there is not an accident, sudden breaks can cause the objects to fly and injure children.
- Properly Install Child Seats
Just putting child seats in your car is not sufficient. Make sure that the child seats are installed and secured properly. Do not let your children sit in the car without child seats. It often happens that kids insist to sit with the normal seat belt. However, do not allow them to sit with normal seat belts unless they are of certain age and height.
- Do not Use Mobile While Driving
It is a fact that human mind cannot do two things at a time, no matter what your multitasking abilities are. Never text when traveling with children. And if you have to talk on the mobile, use car kits as it is significantly safer to use car kit instead of holding the mobile to your ear.