Car and child safety should be everybody’s concern and top priority.
A recent accident involving a 2-year-old child who was killed after she was able to get out of her car safety seat on her on while the vehicle was parked at a parking lot has raised concerns. According to AAA, parents should not only ensure their children are buckled up and restrained safely when driving, children must also be restrained if the car is stopped. The restraint should only be released once the parent is ready to take the child in their arms.
AAA has urged parents to keep in mind that the car seat should have a five-point harness that makes it more difficult for the child to get out on his or her own. One buckle can be found across the chest, which is difficult for the child to open. The button that releases the harness is also hard for the child to reach. When the vehicle is stopped, the child should remain restrained until the parent or caregiver is ready to leave the car.
It’s not enough to keep the child safely restrained when driving. Keep an eye on the child at all times and make sure that the device is being used properly.
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