Drive your child safely
Stick to sensible car safety rules.
Children are most at risk in a car accidents and are often the most seriously injured passengers. Keep to these sensible car safety rules, and never make an exception, no matter how tired and grumpy you and your child are.
Make it a family rule that the car doesn’t move until everyone is safely strapped in.
- Never leave your child alone in the car.
- Always restrain your child in a car seat on the backseat of your car. A car seat could save your child’s life.
- Take note that front seat airbags can be fatal for children.
- Check if the car seat you are using is suited for your child’s weight and height.
- Don’t let your child stand in the car. The child could be propelled against the dashboard or through the windscreen.
- Never let your child sit on your lap. You will not be able to hold onto the child in the event of a collision. The child could be thrown through the windscreen or crushed between the dashboard and weight of your body.
- Don’t let your child lean out the open window of a car. The child could fall out of or be injured by passing traffic.
- Encourage children to sit in the back seat, as that is safer than the front.