Wednesday, May 2, 2007

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Following Simple Children Vehicle Safety Tips Can Reduce Auto
Accidents And Injuries
By Toby Pizur

Child Car Seat Safety:

We know you love your children, but so many people do not
follow these simple car seat safety principles. By following
these easy steps you can ensure your child is completely safe
in your car. Just to get one thing straight, there is no one
best child car safety seat. The best car safety seat is
determined by various factors that you as the parent need to
take into consideration. The seat needs to fit your child’s
height and weight, as well as be able to fit properly in your

Another common misconception is price. More expensive, does not
always mean better quality or the seat is better safety wise.

The first step of proper car seat safety is of course
determined by the age of your child. Any child that is under
the age of twelve should be kept in the back seat of a vehicle.
This is especially true if your car has passenger side air bags.

Infants should be in a rear facing car seat until they are at
least one year old and twenty pounds. After they are twenty
pounds they can be placed in a front facing car safety seat
until they are around forty pounds or they have reached the
maximum height recommended for the specific car safety seat in

Once a child reaches forty pounds, they should be placed on a
belt positioning booster seat. The vehicle’s normal seat belt
should not be used until they are around eighty pounds or 4ft 9
inches tall.

As always read your car’s owners manual as well and any manuals
with the car safety seat.

Additional Car Safety Tips:

Most accidents that occur over a parent/child incident occur
when a parent is trying to turn around and discipline their
child. Think about it, you are taking you eyes as well as you
mind off of the primary task at hand (driving) and exclusively
focusing on your child who should be, and usually is behind you
in the back seat of the vehicle.

To prevent this the best thing to do if you must discipline
your child is to find a place to pull over and do so then, when
you are not moving.

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