Wellness Tip for June 2018

Buckle Up-Every Seat, Every Trip

This is my Father’s world
I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas
His hand the wonders wrought

As we travel over the spring and summer months, to enjoy God’s world and spend time with family and friends, take one major step to stay safe when you are in the car. Using seat belts reduces serious injuries and deaths in crashes by about 50%.

Everyone can
Use a seat belt on every trip, no matter how short.
Encourage all passengers in the car to buckle up, including those in the back seat.

Parent and caregivers can
Use a seat belt on every trip, no matter how short. This sets a good example.
Make sure children are properly buckled up in a seat belt, booster seat, or car seat, whichever is appropriate.
Have all children age 12 and under sit in the back seat.
Never seat a child in front of an air bag.
Place children in the middle of the back seat when possible, because it is the safest spot in the vehicle.