Summer Safety Tips for Kids

With your help, we can keep kids in the Central Texas area safe this summer. You can make a difference by learning some simple tips for car safety, bike safety, and water safety.

Remember – Buckle, Buckle, Buckle to keep your kids safe!

Child Car Safety

car-seat-safetyCar seats, booster seats and seat belts are essential for your child. Learn how to use and install car seats so children are safe for every ride. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among children ages 1 to 19.

Remember – it can be hot out there! Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children under the age of 14. Never leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute.

Child Bike Safety

bike-safetyBikes and scooters can offer hours of fun for your kids. Our bicycle safety tips start with finding your child the right bike helmet and also include info on educating your kids on how to be as safe as possible while riding a bike.

Remember that a helmet is the most effective way to prevent head injury resulting from a bicycle crash. Bicycle injuries are the number one sports-related injury sending children ages 5 to 14 to the emergency room. Helmets can reduce the risk of severe brain injuries by 88 percent – make sure your child wears one every time he or she is riding a bike.

Child Water Safety

water-safetyWhether you’re heading to Lake Travis or your local pool, swimming can be a great way to beat the heat and enjoy quality time with your family. Get water safety tips and make sure to give your kids undivided attention whenever they are in the water.

And speaking of water, we’re also fortunate to have many places to boat, raft and kayak. If you’re planning to bring your child onto a boat with you, these boating safety tips on life jackets and much more are an essential quick read.