How to prepare kids for emergencies while on the road

8363084_GJust like it’s important to have an emergency plan at home, there is a push to get parents to prepare children for emergencies on the road.

OnStar, GM and Safe Kids have teamed up to produce an e-book that describes vehicle emergencies and how families can prepare for them.

“Kids start to learn as soon as they start observing parents in their vehicle,” said Jeff Boyer, Vice President of Global Safety for General Motors. “E-book gives you guided questions to help your child be prepared.”

The 12-page online book begins with a quiz to see how much children know about what to do in emergency situations on the road.

It then explains, in short detail, various situations and how to react to them.

At the end, it includes an emergency plan to keep in the car or at home.

Examples of emergencies include car fires, crashes, submerged cars and how to get out of a locked trunk.

“Go through types of emergencies and what they need to do to stay safe,” Boyer said. “Going through it actively helps them prepare, and they are more likely to stay calm, should an emergency arise.”

Being prepared passengers paves the way to success as safe drivers in the future.

Source: WTHR