Safe Kids: Inside and Outside the Car - InsuranceRise

Friday, 22 July 2016

Safe Kids: Inside and Outside the Car

Safe Kids: Inside and Outside the Car

Every driver has a responsibility to protect children, whether they come in the car with us as those outside. Children are more vulnerable to accidents. Why? Because they play, run and act without realizing the implications their actions. Here we give some simple ways to protect them.

Inside the car

  • If you have small children, we suggest installing safe for rear doors and windows. Thus they can not open the door or windows up and down alone.
  • Never let a single child in the car. When in a closed place, temperature may increase and are at risk of dehydration, heat stroke or even death.
  • Before closing the windows, make sure they are not sticking his head, fingers or other body part.
  • Never walk away car while stuck on or are the keys.
  • The first rule after getting on the car is that ALL your seat belt is put. Make it part of your routine.
  • Children under 13 must sit in the back at all times.
  • Infants and young children should sit in a convertible child seat or booster seat. Consult these manuals for how to adjust seat belts properly safety and to know what kind of seat corresponds to them according to their age and weight.
  • Did you know that 9 out of 10 car seats are not installed correctly? If in doubt, see your NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, for its acronym in English) Local and expert gladly verify that the installation is safe and appropriate for your child. We also have technicians who speak Spanish!

Outside the car

  • Teach your children that cars can be dangerous and that when they are near one should be cautious.
  • Always check twice before the car forward or backward. Children often run behind balls and other toys.
  • Respect traffic signals at all times and be very cautious when driving in school zones.
  • If you see a school bus, stop immediately. Your car must remain at a distance of at least 20 feet from the bus. Failure to observe this distance or overtake the bus can cause accidents and very high fines.

These simple tips can save the life of a child. Talk to your children about these measures and show them how to dial 911 in case of an emergency. And remember, common sense is your best ally.
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