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If you’re an avid reader of my blog or follower on Facebook you will know I’m very passionate about car seat safety. I’ve done my research, I’ve watched videos, and it’s unsettling knowing how many people do not follow the laws of car seat safety, or the manuals to their child’s car seats. Once your child is a tween, you still must follow rules/laws. Having them buckle up is so very important.

Blog­gin’ Mamas would like to sup­port the Ad Coun­cil and The U.S. Depart­ment of Transportation’s National High­way Traf­fic Safety Admin­is­tra­tion (NHTSA) with pro­mot­ing the Seat Belt Safety cam­paign, which asks par­ents of chil­dren ages 8–14 to make sure their kids are con­sis­tently and prop­erly wear­ing their seat belt every time they get in the car.

Par­ent­ing a tween involves com­pro­mise. But here’s one rule that should not be up for debate – the car doesn’t move until every­one is wear­ing a seat belt. If you say it, and if par­ents buckle up them­selves, your tween will buckle up. And if they don’t, that’s a fight worth hav­ing. It might just save your tween’s life.

Did you know that one child pas­sen­ger age 8 – 14 is injured every 8 min­utes in a car crash? From 2009 – 2013, 1,522 kids ages 8–14 died in car, SUV and van crashes. Of those who died, almost half were unbelted. As chil­dren get older they’re some­times less likely to buckle up. The per­cent­age of child pas­sen­gers who die while rid­ing unre­strained gen­er­ally increases with age and is most pro­nounced among 13 and 14-year-olds regard­less of seat­ing position.

Check out this Battlefiled MiniVan Video:

Buckling-up is an important habit to instill in children at a young age. Parents can lead by example by wearing a seat belt themselves and by insisting on seat belt use for every passenger in their vehicle. Seat belts and safety seats, if used correctly, dramatically reduce the risk of fatality or injury to children.

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Resources

-Visit www.safercar.gov/kidsbuckleup

-Learn when to transition your child out of the booster seat to a seat belt and find out how it should properly fit. http://www.safercar.gov/parents/SeatBelts/Beyond-Booster-Seats.htm -Parents are the #1 influence on children’s seat belt usage: http://www.safercar.gov/parents/SeatBelts/Number-One-Influence.htm

The Giveaway

Prize(s): 1 win­ner will receive one (1) $100 Ama­zon Giftcard.

Give­away Starts: 4/23/15 at 12:01am EST

Give­away Ends: 5/7/15 at 11:59pm EST

Eli­gi­ble: United States Res­i­dents ages 18+.

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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own. If you have any questions or would like to run your own giveaway with Bloggin’ Mamas, please email info@blogginmamas.com

Comments

  1. I learned all children under 13 should ride in the back seat for maximum safety.

  2. From the website I learned The majority of teens involved in fatal crashes are not wearing their seat belts.

  3. I didn’t know that tweens were aged 8-14. Eight seems a bit young, but they grow up quickly.

  4. Stephanie H. says:

    I learned that we should make our teenagers aware of the consequences of not buckling up: tickets, injury, or even death in the event of a crash.

  5. Children under 13 should ride in the back seat for maximum safety!
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  6. Nicole Bear says:

    I learned that all children under 13 should ride in the back seat. I did not know that! Thanks!

  7. I liked their phrase, “Never give up until they buckle up!”

  8. Matzsmith says:

    Seatbelt safety really has much to do with how well they fit in the cars seat ie: back in the seat, knees at the edge, feet on the floor.

  9. Jenna D says:

    I learned that children under 13 should ride in the back seat for maximum safety

  10. Amie Heckman says:

    children under 13 years old should ride in the back seat for maximum safety

  11. Jennifer Zahradnik says:

    5 states (California, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey and New York) have seat belt requirements for school buses. Texas requires them on buses purchased after September 2010.

  12. emk808 says:

    I never realized there were seat belt requirements for school buses in some states. I wish it were law in Massachusetts!

  13. Amanda Stovall says:

    Well, though I DO wear my seatbelt & of course enforce sitting in Carseats for my two young kiddos, I apparently don’t know as much as I thought I did about them, considering I only scored a 6/10 on the Quiz that the website offered for people to take!!! One thing I did learn is that all kids under the age of 13 must sit in the backseat! 🙂

  14. I learned children under the age of 13 should ride in the backseat for maximum safety

  15. Amie D says:

    I also did not know that children under the age of 13 should ride in the backseat. I am amazed at how many little ones I see riding up front each day. 🙁 I will be sure to spread the word.

  16. Parents should set the example for buckling up!

  17. Judy Schechter says:

    I learned that all children under 13 should ride in the back seat. I didn’t know that! Thanks for spreading the word about seat belts, and thank you for the chance to win!

  18. I learned that kids 13 and under should ride in the back seat for maximum saftey.

  19. Gladymar Rodriguez says:

    I learned that Children under 13 should ride in the back seat for maximum safety

  20. I learned that you should keep your children in booster seats until they outgrow the size limits of the booster seats or are big enough to fit properly in seat belts.

  21. I learned that you can use this website to guide you through the process of finding the right car seat and using it correctly!

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