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How to Travel Safely With Children During the Holidays

This is the time of year when travel increases dramatically. Taking trips to see family and friends are perfect during the holidays as parents and children have time off of work and school to simply enjoy December. But as you travel you need to make sure your children are as safe as possible. 

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4 Quick Safety Tips to Keep Your Child Safe While Driving

As a responsible parent, you’re definitely concerned about your children’s safety at all times. Auto accidents are a leading cause of serious injury and, because we are all dependent on our cars every day, the risks you expose your children are pretty high. The most exposed passengers when accidents happen are children compared to adults, especially when they are improperly strapped into a child safety seat or a safety belt. Whether you’re looking for an f-150 for sale or you’re driving another car, you can definitely take some actions and have safe road trips.

If you’re concerned about keeping your children safe during road trips and daily trips to school or around the city, there are certain actions you can do. Parents are definitely the ones responsible for reducing the risks and helping their family stay safe. Here are 4 quick safety tips to keep your child safe while driving:

  1. Choose the best safety seats

Fatal accidents happen all the time and most children have suffered exactly because they did not have a right seat. Installing the seat incorrectly or using the wrong type are also bad ideas. Take into account the next types of seats, because there are correct types of car seats you should be informed about:

  • Birth to age two. Rear-facing infant car seat.
  • Ages two to five. Forward-facing car seat.
  • Ages five until the height of 57 inches. Booster seat.
  • Children 57 inches and up. Seatbelt.

  1. Stay away from distractions

As a driver, it is your duty to pay close attention to the road and not let yourself distracted by diverse factors around. Try not to turn around much, text, drink or chat with the other passengers while driving. Preventing such distractions is the best option, as preventing is always better than cure.

  1. Pay attention to power windows

It is definitely advisable to child-safety lock the windows while driving. Power windows are really dangerous for young children, as they have enough strength to strangle a child whose head is out the window. Keep them close and enforce clear rules for your children. They should not be allowed to play with the windows or stick limbs out while in the car.

  1. Avoid letting your children unattended

One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a parent is leaving your children unattended, especially during hot days. You should definitely take your children with you or leave them at home. Otherwise, you risk harming your child and you’ll never forgive yourself for such a bad decision.

As you can see, it is quite easy to make the right decisions and avoid a disaster. One of the best ingredients for having an enjoyable road trip is making sure you take into account the right measures. If you follow our four tips, you’re definitely all set to give your children wonderful experiences in your car. They will greatly improve your child’s odds of staying happy, safe and healthy in this way.

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