Honda’s Child Safety Tips
Your new Honda is packed with state-of-the-art safety features designed to keep your most precious cargo safe. At Freedom Honda, we want you to feel like you have all of the tools to keep your family safe on the road!
Here are some important safety measures to take when traveling with a child:
Install a Child Seat
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claims car crashes are the leading cause of fatalities for children aged 1 to 12 years old in the United States and that’s usually because a child’s booster seat isn’t properly installed. Utilizing a booster seat is one of the best ways to keep young children safe while driving a car. When buying a car seat, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Check out this helpful guise to make sure you are purchasing right for your child’s age, weight, and height.
Keep Everyone Buckled in
When children get older and exceed the height limit of their booster seats, they have officially graduated to wearing a seat belt. Children must remain buckled up any time the car is in motion. And for safer measures, it is best to keep a child strapped in the back seat until he or she is at least 12 years of age.
Secure Loose Objects
Parents often haul around loose objects when traveling with their kids. This includes items like strollers, diaper bags, and more. You don’t want these objects to come loose during an accident. Flying objects may end up causing more harm than the actual crash itself because these projectiles pose a significant risk for injury. Make the most out of any trunk space that you have because it is your safest options for cargo storage. If you’re able to strap any items tightly, do it. Finally, you may also want to invest in a retractable cover to keep all carry-on items secure.
Engage Child Locks
Sometimes it’s the children themselves who create the danger. Newer Hondas are equipped with safety features that allow the driver to control windows and doors. Activating these features helps prevent curious children from opening doors while in motion or throwing obstructive objects outside the window.
Most traffic dangers are preventable as long as you drive carefully and treat your vehicle correctly. Perform regular maintenance to ensure that all safety features are functioning properly. And when operating the vehicle, make sure that your eyes are always on the road. Watch for other motor vehicles and be extra cautious especially when maneuvering around blind spots. Never text and drive, especially with children in the car. If you need to take some time to check on your child, pull over and put the car in park. To make monitoring easy, it would be in your best interest to install a baby cam on the dash.
Make Your Next Vehicle Child-Proof
Driver safety is at the forefront of everything we represent at Freedom Honda, Our team of problem solvers supports customers with comfortable, stylish, and reliable vehicles that are safe for family members of all sizes.
Find the perfect car for your next family adventure at an unbeatable price. Give us a call or visit our dealership in Colorado Springs!