Number one cause of death among children is car accidents
NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF DEATH AMONG CHILDREN IS CAR ACCIDENTS
If you are a parent or guardian of a young child, you may want to take some time reading this.
As a mother of two, keeping my children safe is paramount to me. There are more traffic accidents involving children in the recent years and that’s worrying. Last year saw an increase in the number of traffic accidents involving children under the age of 12 in Singapore. There were 179 accidents involving children from January to September, which is an increase from 150 in the same period the previous year. And in U.S., around 600 children under the age of 13 die in road traffic accidents. Most of them are in cars which crashed. These same crashes injured thousands more.
Some of these are unavoidable, but many can be mitigated or reduced by taking sensible precautions relating to how and where children are sitting. This includes the misuse of child seats in terms of fastening, position, size, and more. It also includes good driving behaviour.
This is why Jenny Holt had written an extensive guide filled with information on how to drive safely with small children in the car. It covers the whole subject in great depth including statistics and good advice for parents. I thought it’s a good read and would like to share it with all other parents.
TOP 6 CHILD CAR SEAT MISTAKES
You can find a detail write up on Child Seat Mistakes here.
In summary, here are the 6 top child car seat mistakes parents make.
- Using the wrong type of child car seat
- Not registering child car seats with the manufacturer
- Not properly securing the child car seat in the vehicle
- Not properly securing the child in the car seat
- Not using booster seats
- Not responding to child car seat recalls
I hope this article will benefit parents in one way or another. Prevention is always better than cure. Take precautions before something dreadful happens; by then, it’d be too late to regret.
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