You’ve bought brand new, sturdy schoolbags and stocked up on enough copies, books and lunchboxes to do you a lifetime. But have your prepared your car for the school runs?
Top School Run Safety Tips
It might not be the first thing that springs to mind when the dreaded ‘Back to School’ prep is underway, but getting your car ready for the school runs is equally as important to ensure a safe, stress-free transition back into the school year. Before you set off on the first school run of the year, there are a few things you need to bear in mind:
- Carpooling – Did you know your car insurance may be affected by carpooling? We have all the safety information you need to know about carpooling, when it will affect your insurance and more here.
- Child Locks – It is important to make sure that the child locks in your car are activated before making any journey with children in your car; click here to learn how to do it.
- Car seats – It is compulsory for all children to travel with the correct child seat, booster seat or booster cushion. To find out more about the correct car seat weight restraints and to see our safety advice for installing and travelling with one in your car click here.
Do you remember your first day at school? Conor Faughnan and some of the AA Roadwatch team took a trip down memory lane and recounted some stories from their early days at school. Read it here.