1 A child should NEVER be put into any restraint (baby or booster seats) which has previously been subjected to the stress of a collision, or violent stop. Just like helmets, they are damaged after an accident and need to be replaced.2 Always unsure child seats are fitted properly, every time you use them.3 Pregnancy is no excuse for not wearing a seat belt, but ensure that the lap belt goes across both hip bones under the ‘bump’ - not over it - with the diagonal belt across the chest as usual.4 NEVER place a rear-facing baby seat with an active airbag in front of it. It's extremely dangerous should the airbag deploy.5 If in any doubt, seat young children in the rear seat, properly restrained.6 Children may become bored on long journeys. Take time to plan your route to include plenty of ‘comfort’ breaks and provide them with some form of safe ‘in-car entertainment’ like their favourite music or movies to keep them from distracting you while driving.7 Make sure all windows and doors are locked, at all times.8 Make sure children are always strapped in and doors are child-locked.9 Be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially when coming to a stop at intersections or stop streets. Be aware of people loitering.10 Keep all your belongings and bags in the boot.