At any age, when children are on the go - whether it be in the car, around the car, or walking - it is important to be sure they are safe no matter the method of travel. Children are never more vulnerable to injury and death than when they’re riding in a car. For many years, car crashes have been the number one killer of children in our country. However, when installed and used correctly, child safety seats and safety belts can prevent injuries and save lives.
In addition, when walking with children, start early and teach them safe pedestrian behaviors by modeling safe behaviors: cross streets at corners, use traffic signals and crosswalks whenever possible, and always look left - right - and left again before crossing a street.
Here are some simple ways to help your children stay safe while they are on the go.