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18 August 2003

Childproof your car

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Danger Prevention
Car
Child in car without car seat Motor vehicle accident Always use a car seat, starting with your baby's first ride home from the hospital. Help your child form a lifelong habit of buckling up.
Read the manufacturer's instructions and always keep them with the car seat. Read your vehicle owner's manual for more information on how to install the car seat.
Put your child in the back seat. It is the safest place in the car because it is farthest away from a head-on crash (the most common type of crash).
Children in rear-facing car seats should never be placed in a front seat equipped with an air bag.

Garage door

Motor vehicle accident, lacerations, bruising, internal and crushing injuries Never close your garage door, whether manual or automatic until you know exactly where your child is.
Electric gate Bruising, internal and crushing injuries Make sure that electric gates stop automatically when someone blocks its path. Have it checked regularly.
Driveway Motor vehicle accidents Make sure you know where your children are when reversing
 
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