Keeping Kids Safe In The Car

Healthy Lifestyle Tips

No matter whether you are on a trip to the corner park, on a long drive to visit the family, or just parked at the market, the safety of the children in your car should be your first concern. Infants, toddlers, and school-aged children under 4’9” should be in an approved child safety seat or booster seat. Older children who have outgrown their booster seats should travel with a lap and shoulder belt and ride in the rear seat of the vehicle until they are at least 13. When the vehicle is parked, be sure not to leave children in the car as they can become trapped in extreme heat resulting in serious injury and/or death very quickly, When the outside temperature is a cool 60 degrees, even with the window rolled down two inches, the temperature inside the vehicle can rise above 110 degrees in a matter of minutes. A body temperature of 107 degrees is lethal and can happen quickly when subjected to extreme temperatures in the car