Vehicle Safety Equipment for Babies and Young Children: Must-Haves for Your Car/Van15 February 2019
Many changes have to be made for new families to accommodate the needs of babies and young children. One of the most important changes is in regards to the necessary vehicle safety equipment for babies and young children.
Reducing the risk of injury to children is a top priority in Australia that is because vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injury and death among children 12 years old and younger. Thankfully, parents and guardians can make a lifesaving difference by making sure cars and vans have proper safety equipment for babies and young children.
Must-Have Vehicle Safety Equipment for Babies and Young Children
Cars and vans carrying small children should be equipped with age and size-appropriate car seats and seat belts. Small children should never sit in the front seat, as airbags can serious injury or kill them. Instead, proper restraints and size-appropriate car seats in the back of vehicles are proven to reduce the risk of injury and death by 70-80 percent, when compared to the use of only seat belts.
For small children ages 4 to 6 years old, booster seats greatly reduces the risk of serious injury by up to 45 percent, when compared to statistics of children that used only seat belts. If you are unsure if your car or van has the age and size-appropriate seats, seat belts /restraints, or booster seats for your small children, then visit Jamieson Auto Fit, we are certified technicians that can inspect your vehicle and can give you free hands-on advice.
Jamieson Auto Fit Specialises in Vehicle Safety Equipment for SmallChildren
At Jamison Auto Fit, we make sure that your car or van has the proper age and size-appropriate car seats, and correctly fitting child restraints. For children seven years and older, we can adjust seat belts so that they can travel safely and legally in a standard seat.
Understanding and ensuring that properly fitting child restraints, seating, and seat belts for your children’s age and size is where child car safety begins. As your children grow, Jamieson Auto Fit can help you make the proper adjustments to your car or van to make sure they are as safe as can be when travelling.
To learn more about vehicle safety equipment for babies and young Children, and the legal requirements parents have for children riding in cars and vans, please feel free to visit us here at Jamieson Auto Fit. Our vehicle alteration specialists can answer any question you have, and then advise the best solutions.