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Remember These Baby Safety Tips While Driving During Baby Safety Month

This month marks Baby Safety Month, and though you baby’s safety is clearly a number one priority year-round, we’d like to take this time to remind you of some basic baby safety tips while driving.

  • Booster seats absolutely save lives, with children properly stationed in booster seats 45 percent less likely to be injured in a crash.
  • Be sure to choose a federally approved car safety seat, and follow the instructions carefully.
  • Never carry an infant in your lap while driving, and never place a car seat in the front passenger seat.
  • Always take your baby out of the car with you, never leaving it behind. Especially in warm weather, vehicles can heat up to a deadly temperature very quickly.
  • Whenever possible, drive with an additional passenger who can keep their eye on the baby in the backseat.

Do you have any other baby safety tips while driving? Let us know your ideas in the comments below.

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Decrease Blind Spots: Properly Adjust Car Mirrors

Even though many cars today come with revolutionary safety features such as backup cameras and lane departure warning systems, there is still another safety feature on every car that is not properly utilized by drivers today—the mirrors.

According to caranddriver.com, “The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) published a paper in 1995 suggesting how outside mirrors could be adjusted to eliminate blind spots. The paper advocates adjusting the mirrors so far outward that the viewing angle of the side mirrors just overlaps that of the cabin’s rearview mirror.”

So are you ready to properly adjust car mirrors to virtually eliminate blind spots? Here are some tips:

  1. Start by adjusting your rearview mirror for maximum visibility.
  2. Adjust your left car mirror by leaning your head over until it touches the window then move the mirror until only the back corner of your vehicle is visible.
  3. Adjust your right car mirror by leaning your head over an equal distance and move the mirror until you only see the back corner of the right side your vehicle.

Follow these steps to decrease your blind spots, and also be sure to come visit us at Sanderson Ford to see our newest fleet of Ford trucks, cars, SUVs, and crossovers, today!

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