There have been too many reports in Memphis recently of car accidents involving children. Keep your children safe out there, folks – it’s your responsibility.
Hello, this is Darrell Castle. I’m an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee and on this video, I’m talking about safety – safety in cars primarily involving children.
You know we have laws in this state – in the state of Tennessee – to protect children. Laws that require you to put children in seat belts and proper safety devices. To put them in car seats – approved car seats. And those are laws designed to protect children who are not able to protect themselves. They’re too small to be able to discern the difference, too young to be able to understand the danger that’s involved and being in a car or SUV traveling down the highway at sometimes a high-rate of speed and you have an accident – especially a rollover accident. If you have a rollover accident and you have a bunch of small people in your car or SUV, those people are likely to be ejected. That makes the injuries much much worse.
So, never drive without your children in proper seat belts or in proper car seats – depending on their age and that sort of thing.
Sometimes you drive down the street and you’re behind a car and you’ll see a bunch of children in that car that appear to be standing in the backseat, which is very dangerous. If that car hits something, those kids are going to go flying into the front seat and through the windshield and so forth and you don’t want something like that to happen. I mean, we all love our children. I know you do, folks and you have to just take better care of them and have more respect for them than to do something like that. They’re too small and they’re too young to be able to make decisions like that for themselves. They don’t have the discernment – that’s where you come in.
Not only does the law require it, you could be fined for not doing it. But it is really unsafe and unfair for your children, so be careful out there and take care of your children.