May 13th, 2020
Before answering this question lets see why it’s important to stop your child from unbuckling their seat belt. According to the CDC website motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. But many of these deaths can be prevented. In the United States, 675 children 12 years old and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes and nearly 116,000 were injured in 2017. Now this should raise some eyebrows, of the children who died in a crash in 2017 (for which restraint use was known), 35% were not buckled up.
There is one company that has solved the problem of children unbuckling their seat belts. Eztotz is the innovative company behind the Buckle Shield Seat Belt Buckle Cover. This product is designed with a universal fit to slide right over the seat belt buckle to make any seat belt escape-artist proof. The seat belt buckle cover is easily releasable by adults with any slim object or another buckle being inserted into the top to release it. The cover does not in anyway modify the use and/or safety of the seat belt itself. Installing and removing the BuckleShield Seat Belt Buckle Cover is very simple and consists of the following steps:
Step one: place the seat belt buckle cover over the receiver.
Step two: insert the buckle through the seat belt buckle cover.
Step one: insert a slim object, like another buckle, into the second slot to release the seat belt.
Step two: remove the seat belt buckle cover.
The unique design and ability to remove the seat belt buckle cover makes it portable and extremely easy to clean. The seat belt buckle cover also works well to prevent other child sitting adjacent from removing their neighbor’s safety belt. Parents with autistic children have found the BuckleSheild to be very helpful keeping their child buckled up. Strangely enough, dog owners have had success keeping their dogs securely fastened as well.
The BuckleShield Seat Belt Buckle Cover has 175 five star reviews on Amazon. Shipping is always free on the eZtotz website and all products are proudly made in the USA.