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Tips to know before driving with kids

Driving with children safety tips 

Whether you just had a child or you’ll be taking on along for a ride, there are some tips to keep in mind before you take the trip. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Don’t leave them alone in the vehicle 

To avoid any heatstroke or death, kids shouldn’t be left inside a vehicle. Many parents or caregivers forget children in the back seat. As a way to remind yourself, put your purse or wallet in the back or a toy upfront so it can act as a reminder. 

Secure everything and everyone 

From your children to luggage, everything and everyone should be secured. The booster seats and car seats should be tethered down to the latch system in the vehicles. These should come with instructions, so you know how to secure these seats properly. Any loose luggage or items should also be secured down as well. They could become dangerous in an accident or a hard brake.  

Location is key 

If your child is 12 and under or they weigh less than the average 12-year-old, they should sit in the back seats. Children under 4 years old should sit in a booster or car seat. 

Put your phone down 

As tempting as it may be to use, put your phone on do not disturb mode and use your phone when you are not driving. While distracted driving should never happen, it can teach young people bad habits. 

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Schedule a service at Porsche Santa Clarita 

If your vehicle needs a service soon, schedule an appointment at Porsche Santa Clarita. You can do so through our website or by giving us a call. 

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