From Car Seats to Car Keys – Keeping Kids Safe

You’re the #1 Influence: Make Sure Your Tween is Properly Buckled Up the Whole Ride, Every Time Seat Belt Safety Starts With Good Role Models Seat Belt Safety Starts With Good Role Models Learning the importance of wearing a seat belt starts with a good role model—and that’s you. As a parent or caregiver, you are the number one influence on your child’s seat belt safety. Research shows that children whose parents buckle up are much more likely to buckle up themselves. Consistency is Key Consistently remind your child to buckle up properly the whole ride, and never assume they’re buckled up! Learn age-appropriate messages to motivate your tweens to buckle up, and make it a rule in your family that everyone follows the same practices as you: Always buckle up before moving the car, no matter how short or routine the drive, and make sure all children are buckled up properly.