When it comes to accidents, you’re more likely to get into an accident while on the road than you are for your plane to go down or to get bitten by a snake. Let’s face it, the odds are not in your favor when it comes to being in an accident. Most of us will be in one or more in our lifetime.
Like it or not, auto accidents are a cause of injury and death for thousands of people every single year. Some get lucky and the accidents are not so bad and they can walk away without a scratch. Others find that what was a normal day or night ends in disaster.
It can happen just like that. Unfortunately, not all tragic events involve just adults. Children are passengers on the road too, and it’s all too easy to forget that there are younger victims of accidents. The stakes are high, there’s no doubt about that.
It is so important to practice good road safety while you are driving with younger passengers, as well as practice it when you are driving solo so that no other accidents occur with other children in the vehicles.
We’ve got to step our act up for the kids so that children are not being hurt in accidents and now more than ever good road habits are being emphasized. Vehicle safety while in motion is important, and so is general common sense decision making.
Always make sure that children are buckled properly and that the car seat is secured before starting the car and that you are never drowsy or feeling too tired or unfocused to drive.
At the end of the day, protecting the kids and making sure they’re safe is what matters the most. Scroll down and see what we have to say on this very important topic.
Hopefully you drive conscientiously with or without children in your vehicle. Be the type of driver that you would want to share the road with! An otherwise routine accident can cause injury if children are not wearing seat belts or secured in their car seats. Always double check that everything is secure, pulling on things if you have to in order to check. Of course, always have the right size seat for the age and size of the child– anything else is unsafe.
On top of that, you never want to be distracted while driving. You need all of your focus on the road. Put on some music or a movie to occupy the kids if you need to. Safe driving is about choosing to be as focused and attentive to your driving and others as possible to avoid an accident.
Kids deserve to be protected from injury and harm as much as possible. If you’ve done all of this and still were involved in an accident, call today for a consultation to find out more and remember to be safe out there on the road!