Kids and Car Safety



We carry many things in our vehicles from groceries to materials for DIY projects, but some of the most precious cargo we can carry are kids. One of the best ways to keep kids safe when traveling in a vehicle is to have age-appropriate safety seating and restraints.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reports one of the leading causes of death in children ages 1 to 13 years old is vehicle crashes. Proper restraints with seat belts, a car seat, or booster seat can prevent injuries and death for children under 13 years.

Another thing to consider when transporting children is the rare occasion a child may be left behind in a hot car. There were 53 children who died in hot cars in 2018, the deadliest year on record in the past 20 years. Parents and caregiver’s actions can stop these preventable deaths by taking the following steps:

Sources:
Center for Disease Control, Child Car Safety
Keep Kids Safe on the Road