Children love ride-on-cars, they provide hours of driving excitement and adventures both inside and outdoors. To help your little ones stay safe when operating their new favourite toy, we’ve put together a few tips to help guide safety-minded parents.

What’s in this guide

Part One

Children’s Ride-On Car Safety Tips

Safety is paramount when it comes to our children, no matter what the activity; to help parents, we’ve listed some tips for keeping kids safe when driving their brand new ride-on toy car:

Part Two

How to Teach Your Child to Drive Safely

Safety starts with the appropriate guidance; teaching your child begins early, and there are many things parents can do to teach their child to drive safely. At this stage in their development, children should be taught to use their motor and cognitive skills to apply balance, steering, stopping, turning, and acceleration correctly. As ride-on vehicles simulate the experience of driving a real car, they are equipped with a steering wheel, LED lights, horns, and in some cases, wing mirrors; ensure your little one is fully aware of what each safety feature is used for.

For parents who would like to take their driving instructor career a little further, we would recommend purchasing traffic cones and traffic lights; these are the perfect props to further your little one’s riding skills, which will ultimately enhance their safety when operating the toy.

Part Three

Seat Belts, Seat Belts…Seat Belts!

With modern safety standards, every kid’s ride-on car is manufactured and sold with adjustable safety belts. Children should be strapped in using the seat belt provided at all times; as with real cars, safety belts can prevent any serious injury in the rare event of any knocks, bumps or collisions.

Part Four

What Parents Can do to Help Avoid Accidents

As with everything our little ones do, we parents will always strive to provide a safe, comfortable, but still enjoyable environment for our children to thrive; here are a few things grown-ups can do to maximise the fun levels whilst keeping their little racing drivers safe:

  • Don’t be a road hogger! Ensure your little Lewis Hamilton has enough driving space to avoid any sharp edges such as kitchen cupboards or chest drawers.
  • Move any furniture that may present a hazard. It’s not unusual for grown-ups to move large furniture such as sofas and dining tables to give your child the driving room to get the best out of their new toy without crashing into objects.
  • Make sure your infants are driving on appropriate surfaces; standard plastic wheels are generally suitable for flat indoor or dry outdoor terrains. If your young one is driving outside or up steep hills, make sure their vehicle is equipped with EVA rubber tyres.

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