Making Sure Your Children Are Safe in Cars: An Update from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety
As parents, we all worry about threats to our children’s health and safety. And yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading threat to the lives of children under the age of 14 is the ordinary experience of riding in a car. So, what can we do to keep our children as safe as possible, whatever their ages? Heather Darby, passenger safety expert from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety, joins Marti & Erin for an important update on laws and best practices (which usually go beyond the law), including the importance of distraction-free driving!
What are the ages of your children and what are best practices for ensuring that they are safe passengers, whether they are riding with you or others? Who else drives your children (e.g. grandparents, babysitters, friends) and how knowledgeable are they about best practices? (How about having them listen to this Mom Enough show from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety?)
To locate a Minnesota car seat check near you, click here.
For Buckle Up Kids, click here.
For a Guide for Child Passenger Safety Seats and Seat Belts, click here.