In 1974,a time when children roamed free in the back seats of station wagonsl he becamea successful advocate for the use of infant car seats and seat belts. However, he understands that products like these are only effective at keeping children safe if used correctly.
Menkin believes that correctly using child safety seats can save countless lives in the United States. In most cases, the car seats are not installed properly, from the positioning of the car seat to how it is strapped in. To make sure you have installed the car seat correctly find a certified child passenger safety technician in your area. Never purchase a used car seat unless you know everything about it, from its crash history or if it has any missing or broken parts.
Remember “Monkey See – Monkey Do,” it’s the same with children. That’s why it is so important to buckle up and make sure that everyone in the car also buckles up too. Remember to never ever leave a child alone in a vehicle. It can be very dangerous from the sweltering heat inside the car to the possible accidents that can happen while you’re away.
Dr. Allen Menkin knows that auto safety is important, but it’s up to each family to use booster seats, car seats, and teach car safety to children. That’s why he is an advocate for auto safety and helps people understand how to keep their precious cargo safe in vehicles.