Spring break is upon us, and whether you’re going on a family road trip or simply staying here in town, safety doesn’t take a holiday. Here are some of our top tips to remember when driving this season.
Pay attention when driving in neighborhoods. Children may be near or crossing the street, so it’s vital that you heed the signs and speed limits.
Always buckle up, including the little ones. Make sure all car seats and booster seats are properly installed and fastened before you pull out of the driveway. Not only is it the law, but it’s important for you and your child’s safety.
Pack the car the night before. This one isn’t so much about safety as it is about sanity. If you can gather all the backpacks, jackets and water bottles into the car beforehand, it makes for a much smoother trip. Plus, you won’t be tempted to speed or forget the seat belt.
Speaking of packing the car, make sure all items are secured safely in the trunk or backseat. It can be very dangerous should a water bottle or book slide under the driver’s feet. Make sure nothing can slip under the seats and avoid slamming on the brakes.
One we always stress is never leave your kids alone in the car. If you need to go in somewhere, take them too. It’s not worth risking your child’s life.
That’s all the tips we have for now. Drive safe, and have a great spring break! Visit www.tbcaccidentcare.com for more information.