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You go school. You go for tuition classes. Sometimes you travel somewhere else like road trips, friends’ houses or outings. Almost and always, you use a vehicle for these visits, probably getting there by traveling in a car or a bus. Most kids spend time in a car or a school bus every day. When we use these vehicles we have to think about safety as well. But nowadays do we think much about it?

You may have different answers for the above question. However, if something happens to a vehicle, we can replace a new vehicle for it. But if something happens to a human life there is no way to replace this. So, we have to pay our attention about safety when we are in a vehicle. Here are some ways to ensure your safety in a vehicle.

Whenever you ride or travel 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 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.

Depending on your height, you might also need a booster seat. Booster seats help you sit up high enough so the shoulder part of seatbelt fits properly across your chest. Kids should use a booster seat until they are about four feet, nine inches tall (1.4 meters) or until they reach the weight and height harness strap limits of their car seat, which is usually between the ages of eight and 12. At that height, the seatbelt should fit just right without the booster seat. So check with your parent to make sure you’re big enough to ride safely without a booster.

You might know a little bit about air bags because many car commercials on TV talk about them. If a car with air bags is in a front-end accident, the bags burst out of the steering wheel and dashboard. It blows up like big balloons. This happens very quickly in the blink of an eye. There are chemicals inside and it suddenly reacts during a collision.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.

The school bus is a little different from a car because in addition to being a careful passenger, you need to think about how to get on and off the bus safely. Once aboard, be sure to listen to the driver’s instructions, and even if you’re in a hurry to grab a seat with your friends, don’t rush and push. Wait until the bus stops and the conductor opens the door or giving the permission to step onto the bus. After you exit the bus, never walk behind it. If you have to walk in front of the bus, walk on the sidewalk next to the bus for at least 10 feet (three meters), make sure that the driver sees you, then cross.

Always you have to think about yourself. Don’t unconcern about it. Try to follow above ways every time. If there are your friends who don’t care about their safety, please make their attention on this.