IT’S hard to understand how any parent could take a child out in their car and not put a seatbelt on.
Surely it’s just routine to the point of being an automatic action these days by most people before they set off.
But children are being driven around Huddersfield’s roads day in and day out without any form of restraint. It is not overstating the point to say they are in serious danger.
Of course, many drivers may get away with for a while until they are spotted by the police and are given a ticket. They are the lucky ones.
The unlucky ones could end up in a terrible accident. If a car crashes, the child in the back seat could be thrown against the seat – or the person in front. Forces are so extreme in an impact that they could even easily be hurled out of the vehicle.
If a parent lost their child in that way, how could they ever live with themselves.
It’s so easy to take those simple steps to preserve a young life by putting a seatbelt on. It’s such a routine that some children even tell their parents if they absent-mindedly forget.
Once again, it’s for everyone to play a part – relatives, friends and even neighbours.
If you spot someone not putting a seatbelt on their child, mention it to them.
After all, you might just save a life.