Children’s vehicular safety is a priority for all parents. However, parents often do not think about the dangers of children around vehicles. Each year, about 50 children are injured as a result of driveway run-over accidents. The injuries from these accidents range with some minor and others leaving lasting effects, and a few fetal. Even accidents at slow speeds can leave devastating, or possibly fatal, injuries. These accidents can also happen in other areas where cars are prevalent, such as parking lots. It is important that parents be diligent in protecting their little ones around vehicles, as most of these accidents can be prevented with a few simple changes to routine.
In the United States, culture is rapid, and everyone is in a hurry. Many accidents happen simply because drivers were not as prudent as they should be. Thus, make it a habit to take a few seconds to walk around your vehicle before getting into it and driving, especially if you live or work in a neighborhood with many children. Many vehicles come equipped with technology, such as backup cameras, but drivers should still physically look. This step only takes a few seconds but can save a child’s life one day.
Parents should also designate an area for children to play or wait. This area should be visible to all drivers and out of dangerous spots, such as driveways and parking lots. In addition, put your little ones into the car first when you are in a parking lot unloading groceries or shopping bags. Finally, when walking around vehicles, walk next to your child and your child’s hand. Be vigilant about this when walking in parking lots, sidewalks, or streets.
Vehicle safety is fundamental for parents. When your little ones are inside the vehicle, consider colored seat belts to make it easier to see if they are buckled. Safety Restore offers colored seatbelts in a variety of colors, including red, yellow, orange, green, and pink. A very popular option is our BMW competition seat belts.
Colored seat belts can also make children more excited to wear their seat belts. Safety Restore only uses webbing that meets and often surpasses, federal guidelines on all their services, including colored seat belt webbing. Thus, your seat belts won’t just look great, but keep your little ones safe. Safety Restore has a 24-hour turnaround time on seat belt webbing replacement services, so you will be back on the road before you know it. Contact Safety Restore today about colored seat belts!