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.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE GUARDS ONLY FIT CERTAIN VEHICLES SO, TO CHECK IF YOURS IS COMPATIBLE PLEASE CHECK THAT THEY HAVE A SUITABLE PRODUCT BEFORE ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY. THIS CAN BE DONE BY SIMPLY USING THE VEHICLE SELECTOR ON THEIR WEBSITE – CLICK HERE.
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