If you can think of an auto safety question, safercar.gov is sure to have the answer. The amount of information given on their website is large and encompasses nearly every aspect of car safety. In this article we will be looking at the main topics discussed by safecar.gov and tips to prevent a car crash. We hope that the information listed here will help you, as a driver, stay informed and safe as you hit the road this summer and throughout the year.
Please feel free to click on any of the highlighted words or phrases listed below. Doing so will bring you directly to the safecar.gov website.
- Child passenger safety- Safercar.gov works closely with the NHTSA to give you the most current information available on child passengers. Did you know that auto accidents are the leading cause of death for children under age three? The most important way to protect your child is to ensure that they are in the safest possible seat and that this seat is installed correctly. Please click here to find the child seat inspection station nearest you.
- Air bags- Though air bags save thousands of lives and prevent serious injuries you must ensure that you use them correctly. For example, children under age 13 must NOT be placed in the front seat with an active air bag. In the event of an auto accident the air bag can deploy and seriously injure the child. Safecar.gov reminds us that children under age 13 should always ride in the back seat.
- Rollover prevention- Rollover accidents are a serious threat to nearly all motorists. However, there are ways you can prevent some rollover accidents. Please click here to read more about preventing a roll over.
- Current news- Safercar.gov and the NHTSA often issue press releases. These articles are intended to keep you up to date on all things related to auto safety. An example of a current news story is: Wisconsin Becomes 25th State to Pass Texting Ban for All Drivers.
The staff and attorneys at Hupy & Abraham hope that the information provided on this page helps you and your family stay safe. We know that summer is a great time for a road trip and we encourage you to enjoy yourselves while traveling safely.