Medidas de seguridad en vehículos para niños

Safety measures in vehicles for children

Safety measures in vehicles for children

Accident prevention

If there was a word that summarizes everything related to the safety of our children it would be: Prevention. The safety of children and the creation of basic safety habits in them depends on parents and caregivers. The vast majority of children's accidents occur at home and always under the supervision of an adult. These accidents can cause disabilities, loss of health, or even be fatal.

95% of accidents with children are preventable!

Below, we present the most common accidents and how to prevent them:

  1. Vehicles

  • Children up to 12 years old must ride in the back seat of the vehicle, in a seat (depending on age) and with a seat belt.
  • Car seat safety instructions:
    • For children from 0 to 12 months: children should be in the back seat of the car, facing rearwards.
    • For children ages 1 to 3: Children should continue to be rear-facing and when they reach the maximum height and weight limits set by the seat manufacturer, they can be forward-facing in the rear seat.
    • For children from 4 to 7 years old or until they can use the seat belt properly: the “buster” with a backrest is used, a chair that gives the child the necessary height so that they can use the car seat belt correctly. The upper part of the belt should pass through the middle of the collarbone (that is, between the neck and the shoulder), the lower part should pass in front of the bones that protrude at the hips.
    • For children from 8 to 12 years old: these are the same recommendations for children from 4 to 7 years old, but using a backless “buster”.
    • For children over 12 years old: they do not need to use seats and can travel in the passenger seat.
  • Children should not wear the seat belt under the arm, nor share it among several people or even other children.
  • The belt should be as tight to the body as possible.

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