Keeping Children Safe in the Car
Every driver should feel a responsibility to keep their passengers safe at all times. This responsibility is amplified when you become a parent. Although a Bay Area insurance auto policy may provide financial protection if your car is involved in an accident, it is obviously better to avoid that scenario wherever possible. To help keep your children safe, be sure to use recommended child safety seats.
It’s essential that all parents or those travelling with children have child safety seats fitted in the car. Research and review recommended seats and restraints for particular age groups, and always purchase restraints that comply with safety standards, and are preferably no more than six years old.
Child restraints should always be fitted in the back seat of a car, with the safest position being the center seat. Infants up to 6 months should always be in a rear-facing carseat. All restraints should have a safety harness and be securely fitted to the car seat. Never put children in the front seat of a car unless there is no other option. Children are in a much less secure position in the front seat, and air bags can also be dangerous for them.
It’s of course important to keep your Bay Area insurance up to date for your vehicle, and most importantly to drive safely at all times. Careful driving is the best way to protect your children, family and all other road users.