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Keeping Your Family Safe In Contract Cars Personal Lease

If you are using your contract cars personal lease as a family car then you will want to know that you are doing everything you can to make sure that you and your family travel in safety. The CAPT (Child Accident Prevention Trust) recently reported that 12 children under 10 are killed or injured in cars every single day so we can understand how vital it is to keep them safe.

To help you in your aim to keep your family safe while you are out and about in your car contract hire and leasing personal vehicle, the team at Amber Vehicle Solutions have pulled together some tips:

 

Car Seats

  • Make sure you follow the law by using correctly fitted child restraints and a car seat. Law in the UK states that all children need to use correctly fitted child restraints until they reach 4ft 5 inches in height or the age of 12 (whichever comes first).
  • Make sure the child seat fits correctly and ensure it is right for the height and weight of your child. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to the later, and check it regularly.
  • Use coats and blankets carefully. Don’t place your child in the car seat with a coat on as it will increase the space between the child and the harness and could put them in danger. If you wish to use a blanket, place it over the child after they are strapped in, never between them and the harness or behind them.
  • Do not take your child out of the car seat while the vehicle is moving – their safety relies on them being correctly harnessed at the time of an accident.

Car Windows and Doors

  • Make sure the child locks are activated to prevent the child from opening the door when the car is moving.
  • Also lock your electric windows as well, to prevent your child from getting trapped or hurt. Since 1990, over 50 children (most of whom were three or under) have been killed by electric windows.

Seat Belts

  • In the UK it is illegal to travel in a car without using a properly fitted seatbelt – and you as the driver are legally responsible for making sure your passengers are using them.
  • You should also make sure that only one person is buckled into each seat belt, as buckling an adult and a child into one belt could mean they both get injured in a crash.

If you would like to find out more about the car contract hire deals we have to offer you can browse online, or give the team a call on 01625 704396 to find out more.

 

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Posted on 9th May 2019 at 4:50 PM

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