Keeping the kids safe while driving is often a concern with many parents. There are many precautions, regardless of age, that should be taken into consideration when it comes to children being in cars. Whether they are at the age where they require a car seat, or they are at the age where they may be getting ready to ride up front, there are still precautions that should be followed in order to keep kids safe in cars, or at least reduce chances of injury.
One of the best ideas to keep toddlers safe is to keep them in a car seat, and make sure it is installed correctly. In fact, a correctly installed car seat can reduce the risk of death by nearly 70 percent. This means it is very important to read the instructions on how to correctly install the seat, as one missing step could result in the failure of the car seat.
Another car safety tip for children is to keep them out of the front seat if they clearly are not old enough or big enough to be riding up there. In fact, regardless of age or size, riding in the front seat highly increases the risk of death when riding in a car. Head-on collisions are among some of the worst collisions to be a part of, but riding in the backseat with a seat belt on will highly increase the chance for the child to live.
Lastly, a tip for everyone, especially kids, is to make sure seat belts are worn at all times, regardless of how fast the car is moving. Getting kids in the habit of wearing seat belts will not only keep them safer, but encourage them to do it when they are older as they will be more accustomed to it.
If your child has been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another, it is important to seek an attorney immediately. Lombardi and Lombardi have a team of attorneys ready to help you and your child. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.