Summer Safety Tips / save travel
June 8, 2020
- Always strap children in a properly fitted car seat, booster seat or seat belt when traveling by car or airplane.
- The back seat is the safest place for children to ride. In Washington state, the law says children under 13 must ride in the back seat where it is practical to do so.
- Children in rear-facing car seats should never be placed in the front seat if it has an air bag.
- Check the owner’s guide for your child’s car seat to make sure it is approved for airplane travel.
- Reserve a car seat or booster seat, or bring your own, when renting a car, riding with friends and family, or using a car share service.
- Lock all doors when driving.
- Never leave children alone in a car, even for a minute. Children left in cars are at risk for heat stroke, which can lead to death. Other risks are setting the car in motion and getting injured by playing with power controls. Keep empty cars locked at all times.