School is about to be back in session. Before hauling the kids around town, make sure you follow these quick tips to ensure you are all safe.
- Take your vehicle in for routine maintenance – Changing your engine oil, replacing dirty air and lubricant filters and checking your tire pressure are all important to keep your vehicle on the road.
- Buckle up and make sure your passengers do too – Seat belt use among high school students is lower than other passengers. If you wear your seat belt, they will too. Wear your seat belt and make sure everyone in the car does too. Keep the car in park until everyone is buckled up.
- Remember proper car seat safety – Children who are shorter than 4 feet 9 inches must ride in booster seats and only kids 13 years old and older may ride in the front passenger seat.
- Obey school zone speed limits – Children may not always stay on the sidewalk or within crosswalk lines, so you need to be extra careful while driving through school zones. Watch out for other vehicles slowing down or suddenly stopping to let children out. Please refrain from talking and texting while driving.
- Getting them out – Have kids exit and enter the car from the curbside and have older children wait on the curb to ensure the younger ones get out safely.
Be safe this school year and please call us at (702) 999-8888 if you have any questions or concerns.