A recent study shows that children do not know what to do to deal with emergencies in the car.
The study was made by OnStar and Kelton Research, and shows that 46% of parents are sure that their children know what to do in the event of a car crash and 47% when it comes to a medical emergency in or around a vehicle. Around 72% of parents believe that their kids know what to do if there was a fire in the home.
Parents know how important it is to teach kids about safety in the home, but think how much time kids spend in cars. A few simple precautions can make a big difference, ” said Kate Carr, President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide.
Besides the already available educational programs offered by the Safe Kids Coalitions, OnStar and Safe Kids are also offering parents some tips to help them prepare their children for an emergency in or around a vehicle. The tips are related to car seats, airbags, safety belts, using OnStar, sitting properly, car keys and so on.
Safe Kids offers programs for kids of all ages: Cub Scout program for kids ages 7-10, Safest Generation program for kids ages 11-12 and Countdown2Drive programs for older kids and young teens.