Every parent is ready to do anything in their power to keep their child safe. This applies to everything from learning to balance a bicycle and learning to swim to a safe and comfortable trip while driving a car.
We already know the importance of strepping the seat belt while driving in a car; however, did you know about the unknown risks of a vehicle’s automatic windows?
Janette Fennell, founder and president of the Kids and Cars safety organization, shows that it only takes 22 pounds of force to crush a child’s windpipe (trachea).
Disturbingly, the force of the cars’ automatic windows is between 30 and 80 pounds, enough to cause serious harm in a child if left unattended.
Besides, most of the new vehicles also equipped with the “one-up” feature, where pressing the automatic window button upwards will completely close all the windows.
Janette decided to test out if her vehicle’s had an “auto-reverse” function on its windows. She advises on placing a paper towel roll between the frame of the car and the glass window and hitting the button.
By doing this test, you can find out if your car has this safety fiture which is essential especially if you have young kids. It is recommended that every parent tests this feature before buying a new car!
If your current car does not have the auto-reverse function, it’s essential to pay extra care for your children and other passengers in the vehicle to ensure they don’t get caught in between the window and the frame, which can potentially be fatal.
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