November is Child Safety and Protection Month, a special time of the year dedicated to reminding parents and all adults of basic care that can help to keep children safe and possibly save lives.
The risk to children is rarely greater than when unprotected in a vehicle, so please remember these child safety driving tips:
- Be sure to utilize modern, tested, and well-reviewed child safety seats and safety belts that are designed for the specific child’s age and size.
- Never leave your keys vulnerable to a child, allowing them to potentially turn on and operate your vehicle.
- Keep a basic first aid kit in the back of your vehicle, so that you may be able to help a child in the event of an accident.
- Familiarize yourself with the allergies and any medical conditions of any child passengers you may host, and act accordingly.
- Never, ever leave a child locked in a car on a warm day, as the interior temperatures can become deadly in minutes.
Do you have any other ideas? Let us know how you keep young passengers safe in the comments below.