Health Tip: Practice Good Seat Belt Habits
(HealthDay News) -- Wearing a seat belt can save your life in
the event of a crash. Parents can help protect kids by making sure
they follow good seat belt habits.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers this
advice: Parents should set a good example for children by always
buckling up.Even for a very short trip in the car, always wear a seat
belt.Make sure children are appropriately strapped into their car
seats, booster seats or seat belts -- as appropriate for their age,
height and weight.Always buckle children age 12 and under into the backseat,
never in the front.Do not allow a child to sit in a seat with an airbag in
front.Strap your child into the middle seat in the back of the car,
as it is the safest spot.
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