Protect Your Kids and WIN a Travall Guard for Your Car* Worth Over £100. Ends 13th April 2017.

Safe travel is one of the most important things to bear in mind when you have children. With the legislation on car seats and child safety recently being reviewed, it has become more important than ever to ensure that your kids are safely installed in your vehicle. As a driving instructor for over 15 years, I am well aware of the dangers of the road. That is why I was so interested in what Travall had to offer.

Travall is the world’s leading brand for vehicle-specific dog guards which, despite their name, can play an essential role in protecting young children, particularly those travelling in rear-facing car seats. That’s because installing one could potentially prevent serious injury by halting the progress of any loose cargo travelling at speed through the passenger cabin following a frontal collision, or even sharp braking.

While most parents put a lot of thought into their choice of child seat, few give as much thought to the dangers posed by the everyday items we all carry in our cars at some time or another. Each year, thousands of people are injured, or even killed, by things which, in most other circumstances, would prove totally harmless. And, as most of these things are carried in the back of a vehicle, children in rear-facing seats are particularly at risk.

Travall pride themselves on engineering excellence, design innovation and use of the best available materials. The Travall Guard is made from laser-cut and precision-welded mild steel, with a unique nylon-powder coating which, as it’s three times thicker than that of other guards, makes it extremely scratch resistant. Their use of centre-line welding also ensures there are no burrs or sharp edges and, by using an oval profile for their guards, as opposed to ones with hard edges, Travall have increased both strength and rear visibility too – again, features not found on competitor guards.

There are many makes of guards on the market, but as far as I am concerned, the safest are those which are vehicle-specific. Although there are lots of universal ‘one-size-fits-all’ guards out there, they cannot compete with the strength of custom-made barriers, which are also a lot easier to install. Buying a product designed to fit many vehicles may be cheaper, but it really could turn out to be a false economy, especially when compared with the added peace of mind that comes from fitting a well-made, vehicle-specific guard.

I am pleased to say that Travall  has offered the chance for one of my lucky readers to win one of their well-made guards worth around £100, which are certainly not just for pet owners and, after the child seat itself, could be one of the most important accessories fitted to a car in which babies and young children travel as passengers.


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  1. Victoria Hall
    March 28, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    I have a code word with the boys and if I say they know to be quiet instantly as I need to concentrate!

  2. Joseph Westhead
    March 26, 2017 / 3:03 am

    Don’t just follow the green man, it will tell you to go but also make sure to watch the cars as well. Stop, look all around before you move.

  3. Sam Rhodes
    March 25, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Always remember you were once a learner too, and give them some space!

  4. leigh boyle
    March 24, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    dont use your phone

  5. Amy Pest
    March 23, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    making sure you stay calm even when your baby is crying

  6. Michelle Corbett
    March 23, 2017 / 11:44 am

    Always treat other road users wirh respect and make sure your children are in proper car seats. #safetyfirst

  7. Rebecca Smith
    March 23, 2017 / 10:24 am

    always wear your seat bely and remember not every driver is as sensible as yourself

  8. Kristy Brown
    March 23, 2017 / 10:01 am

    Treat other road users with respect – that includes us cyclists and runners!

  9. Bob Clark
    March 22, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Observe speed limits – its safer and often cheaper

  10. Jo Carroll
    March 22, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    I never keep sharp or potentially dangerous items in the boot of the car that potentially could cause injuries to the back seat passengers in the event of a shunt and always make sure the childrens seat-belts are properly fastened and they have nothing infront of them which they may knock themselves against in the case of an accident.

  11. March 22, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    always keep an eye out for the drivers who aren’t paying attention

  12. Susan Hoggett
    March 22, 2017 / 11:31 am

    a quick glance over your shoulder when joining motorways as a last precaution

  13. Julie Henderson
    March 22, 2017 / 10:33 am

    never use your phone when driving or crossing the road

  14. Sarah Rees
    March 22, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Check the car before journeys and do some extra planning if its an extra long journey

  15. glenn hutton
    March 22, 2017 / 12:26 am

    Check your tyres are ok and that the pressures are correct…

  16. Cherry Edwards
    March 21, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    Wear your seatbelt and don’t use your mobile when driving

  17. Zoe C
    March 21, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Don’t let dogs roam free in the car, so unsafe, when I was a child our small dog got underneath the pedals when my mum was driving, I never forgot it

  18. Pinky Shah
    March 21, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Wear your seat belt!

  19. Fiona
    March 21, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    Have a good car seat AND make sure it is properly fitted.

  20. Paul Halling
    March 21, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    always, ALWAYS look in you’re blind spot before overtaking on a motorway

  21. Becky John
    March 21, 2017 / 6:56 am

    Never use mobile phones while driving.

  22. tamalyn roberts
    March 20, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    put phone in bag, do not turn around while talking to kids and make sure they are safely buckled up

  23. Cheryl Price
    March 20, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    no distractions, no phones!! keep you eye on the road!!

  24. Angela Treadway
    March 19, 2017 / 11:47 pm

    dont text whilst driving, and use a hands free set x

  25. Elizabeth Smith
    March 19, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    Stick your phone in the glove box so that there is no temptation to touch it whilst driving

  26. Michelle Sykes
    March 19, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    Never drive when you are too tired

  27. Susie Wilkinson
    March 19, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    It’s better to arrive late and apologise than never arrive at all – my Dad’s words to me when I started driving!

  28. T Brailey
    March 19, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    Always leave plenty of room between you and the car in front, especially on the motorway.

  29. Ruth Harwood
    March 19, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    Don’t drive too fast and keep your eye out for idiots!!

  30. Michaela Hannah
    March 19, 2017 / 5:42 am

    Make sure your back window is always clear of items for you to see out of

  31. Natalie Crossan
    March 18, 2017 / 11:50 pm

    look both ways before crossing

  32. Katie Skeoch
    March 18, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    Don’t drive aggressively, you won’t get there any quicker!

  33. Tee
    March 18, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    Plan ahead and give the kids a travel bag so they can independently entertain themselves and get snacks and drinks. Even small distractions to the driver can be very dangerous!

  34. Lin martin
    March 18, 2017 / 8:42 am

    Attend a drive safety course or advanced driver training, really helps you be more aware.

  35. emma walters
    March 18, 2017 / 7:15 am

    prepare snack boxes that the children can unpack & eat themselves so you are not distracted from driving

  36. Solange
    March 18, 2017 / 3:13 am

    Tiredness is thought to be a major factor in more than 10% of road accidents. Plan to stop for at least a 15 minute break every 2 hours on a long journey.

  37. Peter Watson
    March 17, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    Beware cyclists when you open your car door into the road.

  38. Tony Metcalfe
    March 17, 2017 / 11:31 am

    If you start to feel tired, find a safe place to stop and take a break.

  39. Liam Bishop
    March 17, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Never have music up too loud, you need to be able to hear as well as see.

  40. Sarah Mackay
    March 16, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    You have to lead by example.

  41. Tasha
    March 16, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    If your tired stop and take a break

  42. Keith Hunt
    March 16, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    We like to travel over night as most motorways are empty and i just can take the summer sun glare that masks motorbikes at junctions.

  43. Tracy Nixon
    March 16, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    Always plan your journey and incorporate breaks to refresh.

  44. Harline Parkin
    March 16, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    Don’t use a mobile phone too many people still do

  45. iain maciver
    March 16, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    always have your wits about you

  46. melanie stirling
    March 16, 2017 / 11:51 am

    Always think ahead and be aware of what other drivers may do such as come out of a junction in front of you.

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