Year 2 – In-car safety

Seatbelt Basics

Whenever you ride in a car, wear your seatbelt every time. No matter how short the trip is — even if it’s only around the corner — you still need to buckle up. This is so important because if the car you’re riding in gets into an accident, the seatbelt restrains you. Even if the car is moving slowly, you can still get thrown around if you’re not wearing your seatbelt.

When you get into a car, always buckle up right away. Cars have a lap and shoulder belt that are connected as one piece, and the whole thing needs to be locked by hand.

If you’re wearing a seatbelt correctly:

  • The lap (lower) part of the belt should be sitting low and tight across the upper part of your hips. It should never go across the upper half of your belly.
  • The shoulder part of the seatbelt should fit snugly across your chest and shoulder, not under your arm or across your neck or face.

Sometimes seatbelts need to be adjusted to fit a kid correctly, so ask an adult to make sure your seatbelt fits right.

Riding in a friend’s or relative’s car is no excuse to skip the seatbelt. Even if your friend or friend’s parents don’t wear seatbelts, always wear yours. And don’t ever share a seatbelt with a friend — it might look like fun to buckle up as a pair, but you could both get hurt in an accident.

Get in the Back

Here’s another important safety rule: Sit in the back seat. Children who are 12 years old and younger need to be sitting in the back. It’s simply the safest place to be. If the car you’re riding in gets into an accident, you have much less chance of hitting something hard like the windshield if you’re in the back. You also won’t be injured when the airbag inflates quickly during a crash.

If you’re in the back seat with friends or brothers and sisters, everyone needs to keep their seatbelts on and not mess around. It can be hard for the driver to concentrate on driving and see what’s going on outside the car if you’re jumping around back there.  It can be dangerous and everyone could get hurt.

 What about Air Bags?

If a car with air bags is in a front-end accident, the bags burst out of the steering wheel and dashboard and — whoosh! — blow up like big balloons. This happens very quickly — in the blink of an eye. Air bags cushion passengers during an accident to keep them from hitting the dashboard or windshield.

But even though the bags have saved many adults’ lives, kids 12 years and under should never sit in the front seat of a car that has air bags. That’s because air bags are made to protect a bigger person’s body, and when they open they can hurt kids.

Bronze

  1. When should you wear your seatbelt?
  2. True or false? Why? ‘I don’t need to wear a seatbelt because I am in my friend’s car.’

 Silver

  1. Where should the lap part of the seatbelt be?
    across your upper half of your belly OR low and tight across upper part of the hips.
  2. True or false? ‘The shoulder part of the seatbelt should go under your arm.’

Gold

‘The seatbelt restrains you.’ What does restrains mean?

What is the purpose of airbags?

Platinum

‘…in the blink of an eye…’ What does this phrase tell you about airbags?

57 thoughts on “Year 2 – In-car safety

  1. When do I have to were a seatbelt

    You have to were a seatalt when you’re mum or dad is driving and allso when their just about to park in a space and when they’ve just stopt perfectly you can take your seatbelt of and go inside your house

    AND YOU CAN STAY SAFE and never take your seatbelt of when you’re mum is still parking

  2. Silver

    1) lower part of the belt should be sitting low and tight across upper part of your hip, and never go across the upper half of your belly.
    2) false, it should fit snugly across your chest and shoulder.

    Gold

    1) restrain means being secure and tightly fitted.
    2) airbag is like a big ballon to stop you banging your head against an object.

    • 1) Gold Restrain means being secure and tightly fitted.
      2) airbag is like a big ballon to stop you banging your head against an object.

      Silver 1) lower part of the belt should move sitting low and tight across upper part of your hip, and never go across the upper half of your belly
      2) false, it should be fit snugly across your chest and shoulder

      Bronze you should always wear a seatbelt.
      True Because you need to stay safe

      You must wear a seatbelt because if you don’t it it is dangerous

  3. Bronze challenge
    1. You wear your seat belt when you are in a car true
    2. True
    Silver challenge
    1. Across your upper half of your belly or low and tight across your upper

  4. You must wear a seatbelt to be safer.
    You must wear a seatbelt because if you don’t wear you seatbelt you whil get hurt.
    It safely to wear a seatbelt because you don’t get hurt.
    The seatbelt protect you when you get hurt.
    If you are not looking you mit crash it mit set fire and the people mit got hurt.

  5. Before your mum or dad starts driving.
    False because if you are still in a car.
    On your shoulder.
    Under the seat.
    False.
    It means harness from your body.
    When you crash instead of anyone getting hert.

  6. Once in a taxi, the driver was not looking where he was going (it was in the holidays) and I had to go to hospital😱 . Not the best thing before I got back to school.that is why in a taxi ALWAYS HAVE A SEATBELT ON.you should really read the sign that says: ” the law requires you must wear your seatbelt ” follow it because no one really does that!!(Well,anymore anyway)!😒. Also the driver was not looking ware he was going so he crashed in to a reallllllllllly expensive ford. The taxi was very crazy looking,but we also have to walk home. Hmmmmmm!!! 😡😡 now you bet that was annoying!!! Why!? Just why?! Why why why why why?!?!?!😡

    • When you are in the car you should always wear a seatbelt because you could crash and when you crash you could hit your face
      🚘😍

  7. A blink of an eye is that a air bag comes out quickly.
    That children shouldn’t be at the front because the air bags can hurt them.

  8. Gold
    Restrain means the seat belt holds you back when you crash
    To save your life quikly.

    Bronze you should wear your seat belt when the car goes false Because you have to wear seat belts in every car.
    By Vinay and Aboubakar.

  9. Bronze
    You wear your seatbelt in case of an accident. False because just because you are in your friends car does not mean you can not wear your seatbelt.

  10. Gold restrain means when you crash the belt holds you back so you do not tumble.the purpose of the air bag it helps you from banging your head. Platinum the bags burst out of the steering and dashboard really quickly

  11. restrain means that the seatbelt holds you back and keeps you safe

    when you have an accident an airbag gets blowed and it will keep you safe so you don’t get hurt

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