Barista Kids Poll: Do You Always Make Your Child Buckle Up in the Car?

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

Buckle Up: Every Ride, Every TimeSafe Kids Worldwide, with the partnership the General Motors Foundation, published a report today that one in four parents admitted to having driven without their child buckled up in a car seat or booster seat.

One might jump to conclusions and say that the parents allowing their children to ride without seat-belts are uneducated,  poor, or older and not knowledgeable about safety recommendations. Nope. The findings, based on a national online survey of more than 1,000 parents and caregivers, found that younger, more educated and affluent parents are the ones more likely to take a risk.

Some of the reasons parents gave for not buckling their kids were: to reward them, it’s just a short trip, or it’s an overnight trip and I wanted them to be comfortable.

According to Safe World Kids, car crashes are the leading causes of death to children in the U.S., of the children who died in car crashes in 2011, 33 percent were NOT buckled up.

Do you ALWAYS make sure your child is buckled up in the car? Do you follow car safety guidelines?

Take our poll:

(Photo: Flickr)


  1. POSTED BY deebee11  |  September 19, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

    I buckle in my dog, even before it was the law. I remember a quadriplegic came to talk to us in 5th grade (28 years ago) about his car accident and how he was not wearing a seat belt, and from that day forward I would not get in a car without everyone buckling up.

  2. POSTED BY walleroo  |  September 19, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

    I buckle them into straight jackets, then tape their mouths.

Leave a Reply

Baristanet Comment Policy:

Baristanet has specific guidelines for commenting. To avoid having your comment deleted -- or your commenting privileges revoked -- read this before you comment. Violators will be banned from commenting.

Report a comment that violates the guidelines to For trouble with registration or commenting, write to

Commenters on are responsible for all legal consequences arising from their comments, including libel, infringement of copyright or actions that threaten a third party. By submitting a comment, you agree to indemnify Baristanet LLC, its partners and employees from any legal action arising from your comments.

In order to comment on the new system, you need to register a new Baristanet account. To get your own avatar next to your comments, sign up at

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Follow, Friend, Subscribe