It may seem sometimes like kids are indestructible, but in reality they are quite delicate! As parents we need to do all we can to protect them, especially on the road. You can’t control how other people drive, but you can take steps to keep your kids as safe as possible when they are in the car.
Protect Your Children
Driving defensively and paying close attention are things you should always do as you drive, but when you are driving with children there are some extra safety steps you should take. They don’t take much time or effort, but they can make all the difference. Make sure you:
- Avoid distractions. Of course, by now it goes without saying that you should put your phone away so that you are not tempted to look at a text or take a phone call while you drive. But don’t let your kids distract you, either! If your baby is screaming, pull over somewhere safe to calm him down. If you have more than one kid and they are fighting, it might also be a good idea to pull over to restore order (and to save your sanity).
- Buckle everyone in. It is hard to believe, but many people still don’t bother to wear their seat belts. It only takes a few seconds but it can save your life, and it is just as important that your child wears theirs. Don’t start the car until everyone is buckled in.
- Use the right car seat. The US Department of Transportation website can help you to find the right type of car seat for your child’s age, height, and weight. They even offer a way to find a car seat expert in your area to make sure that it is properly installed in your car.
Being in a car accident can be devastating – make sure you are doing all that you can to protect your kids if the unthinkable happens. And if you have been in a car accident, make sure that you have someone to protect your rights and to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact Atlanta attorney Laurie Robbins today for a free consultation, at 404-252-8117.