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Air bags are designed to save your life in the event of a car accident. Children, however, can be seriously injured by air bags. Healthy Children provides these tips to prevent and avoid the potentially serious injuries that can result from child/air bag accidents:
-For ages up 13, the safest place to ride is the back seat. -In any kind of vehicle that is equiped with air bags, NEVER put an infant in the front seat. -Depending on their size, your child should be properly secured in a suitable car seat. Check out Healthy Children's site for recommended car seat use by age. -Be aware of your car's side air bags. Review your owner's manual suggestions for children safety. -As a parent, plan ahead to make sure you do not drive with too many children than can be seated properly in the back seat. -If, for some reason, a child has to ride in the front seat, adjust the seat to be as far away from the dashboard as possible.