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Over One-Third Of Kids Killed in Crashes Aren't In Car Seats Or Buckled Up
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 Administration, roughly two children under 13 were killed in auto accidents every day in 2011, and another 338 were injured...Read More»

Pedestrians: Small children walking across an intersection
Kids Who Grow Up Around Traffic: Less Functional Members Of Society?

Progress in technological advancements, easy and instant access to information and entertainment, and a host of other new and better items to make everyone’s life more convenient on-demand: It's all good, right? Who really longs for the good old days anymore—the days when kids played...Read More»

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Three Of Five Parents Involve Kids In Car-Buying Decisions, Study

It may come as a shock to some automakers, and a few parents, but a new proprietary study from The Family Room finds that three of five parents (57 percent) today involve their kids in car-buying decisions. The story, originally appearing in Advertising Age, caught our attention, and we wanted more...Read More»

Cars 2 distraction campaign - Disney and U.S. DOT
Cars2, Disney, And U.S. DOT: Only Bad Guys Drive Distracted

"Sometimes we all need a distraction...but never while driving," a voice says, as talking vehicles cover the screen. A new spot, from the U.S. Department of Transportation, is part Cars 2 trailer, part PSA spot, and it aims to capture fans' attention while sending them an important message about...Read More»

Airbags & Baby Seats
Safety Alert: Rear-Facing Child Seats Aren't Only For Infants

Parents, take note: Keeping little ones facing rearward and in their infant seats well past their first birthday, and perhaps into toddlerdom, will help keep them safe and sound. Very recently, the conventional advice was that if you should transition kids into a forward-facing seat at just one...Read More»

Machine Project's 'Good People Doing Bad Things' workshop for kids
Today In Childrearing: Workshop Teaches Kids In L.A. How To Hotwire Cars

When we were kids, there were lots of things we weren't allowed to do: ride our bikes on the highway, play with guns, eat dessert before dinner. And, of course, steal cars. For today's rugrats, though, it's a whole new world. A couple of weeks ago, the esteemed Tom Jennings and Jason Torchinsky...Read More»

Sirius Backseat TV - Chrysler
Survey: DVD, Nav Systems Are Must-Haves For Summer Road Trips

What's the single most important, must-have accessory for keeping a family road trip stress-free? According to a CarMax survey of 500 families planning travel with children this summer, it's most commonly either a DVD player or a GPS navigation system. Curiously, those parents who were age 18 to 34...Read More»

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