Easter is coming up and while it’s bound to be a weekend of fun, we’re urging families to think about kids’ safety in the car this weekend.
Plunket have come up with six tips to help keep your children safe in the car while travelling this weekend.
Take your child with you when you leave the car, even if you are only going to be away for a few minutes.
Don't leave lighters, matches, medicines or keys in the car and remove the car cigarette lighter.
Use the child safety locks on car doors if they are fitted.
Teach your child to get in and out of the car on the footpath side.
Always have your child properly restrained in their car seat in the back seat.
Get your car road worthy and checked for safety defects.
If you’re planning on taking a long road trip, also think about taking breaks so you can stretch your legs. Take some books and games to keep your children entertained.
Remember, the law requires all children under seven to be in car seats. Older kids should be in their boosters too to keep safe. Read more about the recent law change.