Kids Buckle Up
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The car doesn’t leave the driveway if everyone in the car doesn’t buckle up. That was a rule when I was growing up and was a rule when my son was little and it still a rule for my husband and I.
The rule is the car won’t leave the drive way unless all seat belts are fastened. Make it click is the only way the car will start. Or so that’s what they think. No matter how short or long the road trip is, it’s buckle up or we don’t go.
Buckle Up Facts
Facts state that from 2011 to 2015, an estimated 343,000 children age 8-14 were injured while traveling in passenger vehicles, and an additional 1,692 children died? A full 50% of those who died were unrestrained at the time of the crash.
Very sobering statistics and as a parent of children that fall into that age bracket, I can only imagine asking the question, “What if they had been buckled up?”
Never Give Up Till They Buckle Up
This spring, the Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are unveiling new PSAs featuring characters from Fox’s upcoming summer road trip adventure Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.
The PSAs remind parents and caregivers that even if kids argue and plead, parents should stand firm and always insist that their kids buckle up and sit in the back seat (the safest place for kids under the age of 13).
RELATED: CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAR SEAT
Kids Teaching Kids to Buckle Up
Kids are very impressionable and when kids are taught things that they incorporate into their daily life, other kids take note. Teaching ones kids can help other kids know right from wrong.
Making sure your kids always choose the back seat, and to buckle up will ensure their friends see this and hopefully follow suit. Kids like to do what other kids do, good or bad so why not instill good habits that might catch on with others.
My kids know these facts and they help to show their friends that doing the “buckle up” when getting in the car is of utmost importance.
Buckle Up Stats
Per data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 69,000 tweens are injured every year in car crashes and 61% of 14-year-old children killed in 2015 car crashes were unrestrained at the time of the crash.
Never Give Up
Even though life as a parent is full of compromises, seat belt safety should never be up for negotiation. That’s why the new PSAs encourage us to: “Never give up until they buckle up!”
For more information or if you need more tips to convince your tween to buckle up, visit If you have a great tip, join the conversion on social media using: #KidsBuckleUp.
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