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Kids And Cars Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe

According to the National Highway Traffic Security Administration, more kids are killed as travellers in-car mishaps than by other kind of injury.

Many of these deaths and injuries can be prevented with the appropriate use of kid safety seats and seat belts. While 97 percent of moms and dads believe they set up and utilize kid safety seats correctly, NHTSA reports that almost 73 percent of child seats are installed and/or used improperly.

The following are some pointers on kid security around motor vehicles.

  • Never position a child in the course of a front air bag. Kids of all ages are safest when appropriately limited in the rear seats.
  • Always keep a child secured in a child restraint. Make certain the harness straps and the seat itself are not loose which your child is the ideal age and weight for the restraint used.
  • Before entering the vehicle, check for children around the area, behind your automobile and in the street. When backing out, roll down the window and listen to hear if kids are playing near your car or calling out to you, examine rear view and side mirrors for kids (or family pets) and honk to give a warning that you are moving your car.
  • Never let your kid trip on your lap. It is not only unsafe, it is illegal in all 50 states.

Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge service experts offer these extra tips for kid safety:

  • Never ever leave a child unattended in a car.
  • Constantly keep the car locked, including the trunk or hatch.
  • Keep fold-down seats in the upright and closed position so children do not crawl into the trunk.
  • Keep car keys out of reach and sight of kids.
  • If a kid gets locked in a car and can not get out, instantly call 999 for help.

There is no substitute for having a child's safety seat expertly checked.


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