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Have you wondered why school buses don’t have seat belts?

And are you sure you are doing what you can to ensure your children’s safety on the bus or in your own car? Heather Darby from the MN Department of Safety brings information we all need as the new school year gets underway!


With the kids back in school and outdoor temperatures dropping soon, it’s time to think about what we need to do to make sure our children are safe at the bus stop, on the school bus and in our own cars – even in the winter. Should school buses have seat belts? How can we keep bus stops safe when snowdrifts begin to accumulate? What’s the latest on the safest use of car seats and child restraints for children from tots to teens? Are there risks in using automatic car starters when cold weather sets in? Heather Darby, child passenger safety coordinator for the MN Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety, has the answers to these questions and more in this week’s Mom Enough show.


Do your children resist some of your efforts to keep them safe in the car and, if so, how do you handle that? What additional steps could you take to keep your children safe, and how could you teach and encourage them to make safe choices even when you are not around? Please share your thoughts in our REPLY space!


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