When most petrolheads think about a Subaru WRX, they usually focus on the outstanding handling and performance aspects. This is understandable, but another key aspect to consider is that the WRX is a very safe car. It has a 5 star ANCAP safety rating, and many Subaru drivers can attest to the safety features that are installed. However, let’s focus on three ways that you can keep your child safe when they are not in a WRX and around other cars.
1. Always Kerbside
This is a good practice to adopt when kids are younger to develop into a habit. Always have your little ones use the kerbside door when they are getting in or out of your Subaru WRX. Perth traffic is dangerous and using a door that opens onto a road is an accident waiting to happen.
2. Take Care on Car Parks
We are used to being hyper aware of roads that are filled with lots of fast moving traffic. However, many accidents actually occur on car parks involving slower moving cars colliding with pedestrians. This is bad enough if you are hit as an adult, but the effects can be devastating for a small child. On the average shopping car park, you will find people that are distracted and paying less attention to their driving than they would on a busier road. A particular danger to look out for is drivers reversing blindly out of a parking spot. Always treat car parks as busy roads and ensure that your children safely secured in your car before you load up your shopping.
3. Dangerous Driveways:
Larger vehicles with less visibility are more likely to be involved in accidents with children on driveways. The most at risk group are the under 5’s; they are smaller and less visible to a driver. Modern car technologies like the reversing camera can help, but they are no substitute for adult supervision. Always ensure that you keep an eye on small kids when a car is leaving or arriving on a driveway. If you’re the driver and you’re alone, keep the kids in the car with you. Make the driveway an out of bounds area where no play is allowed and ensure that any access to the driveway is childproofed.
If they are looking for a Subaru WRX for sale, Perth based drivers should contact us here at Perth City Subaru. We have a wide choice of new and used cars for sale, including the new Subaru WRX. We would like you to come down and join us for a test drive at your earliest convenience, try out the Subaru driving experience for yourself. If you need any further information, our sales team is standing by to answer your questions.
If you’re searching for a new subaru wrx, contact us here at Perth City Subaru. We have a wide variety of cars for available including the New Subaru WRX . We would like you to join us for a no obligation test drive at your earliest convenience to try the Subaru difference out for yourself. Our sales team is standing by to answer any further questions that you may have.