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NHTSA: 628 Children Have Died In Hot Cars Since 1998; Technology To Protect Kids "Isn't There Yet"

NHTSA: 628 Children Have Died In Hot Cars Since 1998; Technology To Protect Kids "Isn't There Yet"

Senior officials from the Department of Transportation held a press conference yesterday in Washington, D.C., and the news they shared wasn't much comfort to parents and guardians of small children. According to Detroit News, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and David Friedman, Acting... read more

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Why Won't Graco Recall 1.83 Million Potentially Defective Car Seats?

General Motors isn't the only company being grilled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to Detroit News, the agency is also asking questions of... read more March 7, 2014 by 


 
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Over One-Third Of Kids Killed in Crashes Aren't In Car Seats Or Buckled Up

It's Child Passenger Safety Week in the U.S., and before it draws to a close tomorrow, we have a grim statistic to share: according to the National Highway Traffic Safety... read more September 20, 2013 by 


 
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The Biggest Driving Distraction For Parents? It's Not What You Think

We all remember what it was like to be a kid, trapped in the back seat, cutting up with brothers or sisters or schoolmates. Our parents would turn around and give us "that... read more May 7, 2013 by  0


 
Will Kids' Seats Fit in the 2011 Nissan Leaf?

Parents Who Don't Wear Seatbelts Don't Buckle Up Their Kids, Either

Earlier this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration unveiled results from the National Occupant Protection Use Survey. The survey examined the everyday use... read more April 10, 2013 by  0


 
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Family Car Guide Tips For Long Winter Road Trips With The Kids

Whether your proposed winter road trip is to visit relatives or go on a weekend getaway, if you’re bringing your children along, it’s better to be prepared than... read more January 24, 2012 by  0


 
Cars-N-Kids Car Seat Monitor

Monitor Alerts Parents If Kids Wiggle Out Of Car Seats

Concerned about whether or not your child is safely remaining in his or her car seat while you are on the road? Even though car seat monitors are not currently mandated by... read more December 5, 2011 by  0


 
Statistics on children and heat stroke, via Ward's Auto

Should NHTSA Mandate Technology To Prevent Child Heat Stroke Deaths In Cars?

A recent article in WardsAuto.com by Drew Winter caused a bit of a stir with its title, “The Nanny State Eyes Nanny Cars.” The gist of the story is that the... read more October 18, 2011 by  1


 
Statistics on children and heat stroke, via Ward's Auto

Preventing Children From Dying In Hot Cars: Good Or Bad?

Every summer, we see dozens of headlines about children being left in hot cars. Many suffer heat strokes, many die. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has... read more October 13, 2011 by  11


 
Ford Explorer LEGOLAND

Lego My Ford Explorer: Florida Theme Park To Feature Family SUV

No, you can’t buy it, but the kids will love it anyway. What is it? It’s the Ford Explorer Legoland, a one-of-a-kind Explorer constructed from more than 380,000... read more September 26, 2011 by  0


 
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Family Car Advice: Prevent Backovers And Keep The Kids Safe

With summer winding down and parents busy getting the kids ready to go back to school, it’s a good time to reinforce some practical driver behavior to help prevent... read more August 16, 2011 by  0


 
Toddler in car seat

Sixty Percent Of Car Seats Tested Contain Toxic Chemicals

Results of 105 car seats tested by HealthyStuff.org reveal that more than half (60 percent) contain at least one of the toxic chemicals tested for, including hazardous flame... read more August 8, 2011 by  2


 
Old Driver

Kids May Be Safer With Grandma Or Grandpa Behind The Wheel: Study

Forget stereotypes of granny and gramps as feeble oldsters unable to drive safely. In fact, the results of a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics show that... read more July 18, 2011 by  0


 
Old Driver

Kids Safer With A Grandparent Behind The Wheel

Forget any preconceived notions you may have about older drivers: a new study has revealed that children may be safest in cars when a grandparent, not a parent, is behind the... read more July 18, 2011 by  1


 
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Five Things Every Parent Needs In The Car

Frankly, parents can use all the help they can get. Along with love and responsibility – and your little ones – here are a few things that every parent should... read more June 30, 2011 by  0


 
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Butt Out: New York Bans Smoking In Cars When Kids Are Present

Secondhand smoke kills – so it should come as no surprise that lawmakers would introduce a bill to ban smoking in cars where children are present. In fact, a New York... read more June 14, 2011 by  11


 
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