Wearing safety belts
Wearing safety belts can double your child's chances of surviving a crash and more than double his or her chances of avoiding serious injury. In California, in the year 2011, 60 percent of teens killed were not wearing their safety belts.California law requires that drivers and front seat passengers use safety belts when traveling in a vehicle.And anyone under the age of 16 must wear a safety belt, regardless of where seated. Make sure your teen understands that the number of safety belts determines the number of passengers. And belts should be worn properly with the lap belt low on the lap and against the thighs and the shoulder belt over the shoulder and across the chest. The shoulder andlap belts should be snug. Improper use of seat belts may increase injury if a crash occurs.