Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tween Seat Belt PSA


Got Tweens? While they aren't little itty bittys anymore, they still need to be in a seat belt. My son is constantly arguing with me over why this is important. So I had him read some facts and watch the video below. He will still argue with me, however my car won't move unless everyone is buckled up.



The MiniVan Should Not Be a Battlefield – Buckle Up for Tween Seat Safety #KidsBuckleUp



Did you know that one child passenger age 8 – 14 is injured every 8 minutes in a car crash? From 2009 – 2013, 1,522 kids ages 8-14 died in car, SUV and van crashes. Of those who died, almost half were unbelted. As children get older they’re sometimes less likely to buckle up. The percentage of child passengers who die while riding unrestrained generally increases with age and is most pronounced among 13 and 14-year-olds regardless of seating position.


The MiniVan Should Not Be a Battlefield – Buckle Up for Tween Seat Safety #KidsBuckleUp



Check out this Battlefield Minivan Video:



Buckling-up is an important habit to instill in children at a young age. Parents can lead by example by wearing a seat belt themselves and by insisting on seat belt use for every passenger in their vehicle. Seat belts and safety seats, if used correctly, dramatically reduce the risk of fatality or injury to children.

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Learn More: -Visit www.safercar.gov/kidsbuckleup; for more info about buckling up! -Learn when to transition your child out of the booster seat to a seat belt and find out how it should properly fit. http://www.safercar.gov/parents/SeatBelts/Beyond-Booster-Seats.htm -Parents are the #1 influence on children’s seat belt usage:http://www.safercar.gov/parents/SeatBelts/Number-One-Influence.htm

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