A Few Not-So-Common Child Vehicle Safety Tips

Posted on March 5, 2021 by Active Insurance

When it comes to taking a quick road trip with your child in tow, it’s all pretty simple, right? You just sit them in their car seat, strap them in, and you’re ready to go! But, while this is something most parents are familiar with, there are additional steps you can take to be extra safe. After all, your child is your priority, and you’ll take every step
necessary to keep them out of harm’s way.

Never Leave Your Child Unsupervised

Let’s say you’re taking a quick trip to the gas station, your AC is on, and your car is parked under a nice, cool shaded area. Your child should be okay in your car for a couple of minutes alone, right?

Not at all.

As you probably already know, children are curious and waste no time exploring, touching, pressing, and so much more. This could mean bad news if your little one was to do something they’re not supposed to in your vehicle. Avoid this issue and make a habit of never leaving your child alone in your vehicle.

Keep Horseplay to a Minimum

Giggling and laughing is music to any parent’s ears. However, it can become distracting and dangerous in a car. The last thing you’ll want is to get into an accident because you were trying to keep your rowdy children calm and collected. Set some rules, enforce
them, and keep your family safe at all times.

Choose Toys Wisely

If there’s anything your child needs, no matter the time or place, it’s their favorite toy. However, evaluate the toy’s safety as it relates to your vehicle. Will it become a choking hazard with all the movement on the road? Can it cause injury if an accident were to occur? If the answers are concerning, it may be time to choose a safe road toy for your
little one.