Driving a car is fun and loving, isn’t it? You should always have to choose a car that is child friendly. Is your car child-proof?
While driving around with child always ensure their safety, because it is a huge responsible thing.
Hence, we bring to you 7 ways by which you assure your child’s safety.
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1. Child-proof Car Doors
Childproofing a car is essential, before you drive a car with your child make sure to childproof the car doors. All cars come with the equipped is known as Child-lock system. Child lock means the one won’t open the car door from the inside and can only be opened once someone pulls the door handle from outside making your car child-proof.
You can also make your child sit in the middle of the back seat, properly strapped so that they won’t be able to reach out to the doors.
2. Child-proof Car Windows
If your car has power windows then you can do this with the press of a button. You will find this switch next to the power window controls on the driver side. After pressing this switch, all the power window switches except the ones on the driver side will not be able to operate the windows.
Again, seating your child in the middle of the seat with the seatbelts fastened can also prevent them from hurting themselves through the windows.
3. Always make children sit at the back
It’s the most important rule while riding with children and the reason behind it is pretty obvious. Your child is much safer at the rare in case you encounter an impact. Also, if the impact causes the deployment of airbags, then that too isn’t safe for a child aged 13 or below. The force with which an airbag is deployed can be very lethal for children. Hence the rare seats are best suited for children.
4. Turn off front airbags
If due to some reason you have got no option but to seat your child in the front seat. Then make sure to turn off the passenger side front airbag. In such a case, it is imperative that you install a child restraint system on which your child should be seated in the front.
Deactivating the front airbags can be done with the help of car keys. Your car’s owner manual to know about the exact location of the deactivation switch and the procedure of doing it.
5. Don’t leave your child in the car alone
Its very risky to leave your child alone in the car, specially with the keys. You could end up locking yourself out while your child is strapped onto his/her seat. Things could go further if, you even left the engine running and your kid is locked inside. It can affect you child health also.
6. Do not open the sunroof while with your kids
If your car has a sunroof then refrain from opening it while you are out with children in the car. The obvious reason behind it being that the children will try to get playful with it and also try to stick their head out of the sunroof while the car is on the move. In both cases, they can end up hurting themselves.
7. Proper seat belt fastening
If your kid is old enough not to use CRS, then you have got to ensure that the seatbelt of the regular seats have been properly harnessed onto them. They should not be able to move around more than one inch. However, you should also make sure that they are not uncomfortable restricted in their seats.
Above all are the features of Child proof car system. Are you following all the safety measures?
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