To be and feel safe is right that all children have, and it is the duty of adults to protect them. Driving irresponsibly, without regards to traffic regulations regarding child passengers, constitutes negligence that threatens our children’s safety.
- A vehicle’s back seat is the safest place for a child of any age.
- Never carry a child in your arms when driving over 3 mph. We would be incapable of restraining the child in case of sudden braking.
- Never place a child in the front seat of the car with its safety seat facing away from the direction the vehicle is moving. If the air bag were to inflate, it may crush the child and provoke death. Also, even if the safety seat were placed looking forward, the air bag may produce injuries to small children by also crushing them.
- In general, never use a safety seat that has been used previously by someone else, particularly if you don’t know if it was conserved and taken care of correctly.
- Use safety seats with a restraint mechanism that work in the same manner. Read the instructions carefully. A safety seat with the adequate restraining mechanism is as dangerous as not having placed your child in a safety seat at all.
- Finally, do not carry loose objects in the back of your car. In case of a crash, these objects may reach high speeds, impacting children and producing serious injuries to their head.