Tag Archives: injuries to children

Latest Distracted Driving Study: Risk Highest for Novice Drivers

For a major new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from two major safety groups followed 150 drivers for 12 to 18 months using unobtrusive cameras and sensors in their vehicles. A quarter of those drivers were teens who, at the beginning of the study, had only just earned their driver’s…

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With 4 Out of 5 Car Seats Used Incorrectly, Is Your Child Safe?

According to the child safety organization Safe Kids Worldwide, four out of every car seats are installed or used incorrectly. The problem is so common you might think these mistakes aren’t critical, but they can be. It is estimated that some 30,000 children are injured and almost 500 are killed in car accidents despite being…

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Are vehicle design flaws increasing the risk of accidents?

When Consumer Reports reviewed Chevrolet’s 2014 Impala, it gave the sedan top marks — except in one crucial area. “Rear visibility is the biggest liability because of a high rear deck and short rear window,” the nonprofit’s review read. According to the Detroit News’ Auto Insider, limited and obstructed visibility are becoming increasingly common design…

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School’s open: tips to avoid pedestrian-car accidents this fall

According to the American Automobile Association, more than 55 million children will be heading back to school over the next couple of weeks, and around 13 percent of them will be walking or biking. Others, will be riding school buses or getting rides in cars, which means that school zones can be choked with cars…

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Consumer Tips – California Child Safety Seat Requirements

At the beginning of this year, California law related to child safety seats changed. Children must now ride in the back seat with an appropriate passenger restraint until turning 8 years old or reaching 4’9″ in height. The California Highway Patrol reports that these simple changes will reduce the risk of serious injury to children…

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