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Health Tip: Be a Safe Driver for Your Kids

Health Tip: Be a Safe Driver for Your Kids

(HealthDay News) -- Strapping your child in an appropriate car seat protects against injuries, but it's just as important for a parent to drive safely.

Here are guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Use a seatbelt any time you drive or ride in a car.

  • Never drive if you have been drinking alcohol or using drugs.

  • Do not text while driving.

  • Always follow the speed limit.

  • Maintain a safe distance between you and the car in front of you.

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