Traffic Safety for Children and Teens
Personal Injury Lawyers | Everyone does everything they can to make the road as safe as possible for their families. It isn’t always an easy job. Driving safely requires paying strict attention to the road, and the ability to react quickly and appropriately to any number of unexpected circumstances. Continue reading for some tips on traffic safety for children and teens, and if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident.
The National Center for Health Statistics reports that car accidents are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 15. Do your part to make this startling reality a thing of the past by ensuring your children are as safe as possible whenever they ride in a vehicle. Children should always ride in the backseat, and kids under 4’9″ should be in a car seat or booster seat. The safest way to ride evolves as kids grow, and it’s important to know how, where, and when to position a car seat for maximum efficacy.
- Kids Under 2 Years of Age – Should always ride in a rear-facing car seat secured properly in the back seat.
- Older Toddlers – Should always ride in a forward facing car seat properly secured in the backseat until they outgrow the height and weight limits of the seat.
- Older Children – When a child outgrows his or her car seat he or she should use a booster seat. A booster seat allows seatbelts to fit and secure small children properly. Kids no longer need booster seats once they grow to be about 4’9″.
You’ve worked hard to keep your child passengers safe, but what about teen drivers? First, make sure your teen is ready for the responsibility of driving. Teach them about the danger of distracted driving, and model good habits for them by never texting and driving yourself. Practice as much as possible with your teen once they have their permit. Let them practice on different kinds of roads during different kinds of weather and traffic conditions. The more experience they have, the better driver they will be.
Keeping our kids safe is a lifelong job. If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver, our team of dedicated professionals is ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. – Chicago Lawyer
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