Evenflo Brings You Simple Tips to Keep Children Safe on Family Road Trips!
Have you made your summer travel plans yet? According to AAA, more families will be taking their vacations in the form of a good old-fashioned road trip this summer. With car travel on the rise, it is important to put vehicle safety at the top of your travel checklist - from learning about proper car seat installation to determining whether your child should still be using a booster seat.
A Sure Fit
The best car seat is one that fits your child, fits in your car and can be installed correctly every time.
Get a Boost
Any child weighing 40 to 80 lbs and under 57 inches should ride in a booster seat. Parents can get the most out of a booster seat by properly adjusting the lap belt so it fits low and snug across the child's hips. The shoulder belt should rest across the mid-chest and shoulder.
Back it Up
Make it a hard and fast rule that everyone under 12 absolutely must ride in the back seat. Many cars are equipped with frontal air bags, and while they can add extra safety for adults, air bags
BuckleUp or Bust
It may add a few extra minutes to the trip, but parents can set a great example for their kids by waiting until every person in the car (adults included) is buckled before starting to drive. Research shows that children are four times more likely to ride without a safety belt if they see their parents doing the same.