Families Advised to Travel Safely


Every nine of 10 times a child safety seat is inspected by firefighters and officials in Davenport, a problem is discovered. Experts recently provided advice to families who plan on taking trips this summer. Car seats are crucial to keeping child safe on trips. Another major hazard involves heatstroke. If a child is left inside a hot vehicle, their body won’t be able to regulate its own temperature. Five children in four states were killed so far this year due to heatstroke, including South Carolina Georgia, Texas, and California. KidsandCars.org as well as other safety groups joined to support a campaign aimed at preventing heatstroke and fatalities. Everyone on a trip should also remain hydrated, and wear light-colored clothing during warmer weather. Many children enjoy swimming during the summer, however it can also be hazardous. One of the top reasons for accidental fatality among 1-4 year-olds is drowning, and two or three children die every day in the US as a result of drowning. Parents are urged to supervise young children and remain no longer than an arm’s length away from small children while in a pool. All life vests and flotation devices should be approved by the US Coast Guard. Upgraded devices will also help make sure a child’s head is kept above water, according to news reports. Read more now.