Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ensuring Children Are Safe In The Car

It is no secret that one of the most dangerous places for anyone is in the car. Despite many laws to make our cars and roads safer still many Americans of every age die every year in unexpected accidents. For the most part parents today know that that everyone needs to be properly secured into the car to help keep them safe in the event of a crash. But too often the car seats used for our youngsters are not the proper seat for the child or is not installed correctly into the car. This makes them much less effect at protecting the child during the accident.

It is important that parents use the correct child safety seat for their age and body weight. From infants that need rear facing seats to early school age children who need proper booster seats for their size it is important to get the correct seat for your child. Of course this seat will need to be installed properly to ensure that it works correctly. Children should always be placed in the back seat away from the air bags and when very small preferably in the middle of the seat. For more information on installing your car seat contact the local highway patrol or the seat manufacturer. And for more information on protecting your child see the Amber Alert GPS child locator blog.

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