Tag Archives: booster seats

Child passenger safety during holiday travel season

The holiday travel season is upon us and millions of people will load their families into their cars and hitting the road to visit loved ones or escape from crazy, busy lives. Last week, Street Smarts published an interview with … Continue reading

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Kids belong in car seat not laps, pt. 2

When I drive in my car, I am shocked to see people holding youngsters in their laps in cars as well as youths about 10 years old sitting in the front seat next to mom or dad. These are dangerous … Continue reading

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Kids belong in car seats not laps, pt. 1

Now that I am a relative foster parent of two young boys, it seems I am hyper aware of kids riding in unsecure places in their family vehicle. While I am behind the wheel, I see people holding babies in … Continue reading

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Graco recalls 4 million toddler, booster seats

Graco Children’s products is expanding on a previous recall of toddler and booster child systems because the harness buckle may be difficult to unlatch, if at all, endangering a child’s life in the event of a crash, fire or other … Continue reading

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Free child seat installation at Aptos/La Selva Fire Sept. 28

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Parking near schools is an issue on Redwood Drive in Boulder Creek, too. The back of Boulder Creek Elementary School butts up against the man’s home I caregive for. He feels extremely unsafe, as┬áparents drive through … Continue reading

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Holiday road trip tips

With winter holidays around the corner and more people on the road to celebrations with family and friends, the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency traffic safety staff, Safe Kids Chapter and California Highway Patrol remind revelers to do the … Continue reading

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County gets $224K grant to improve traffic safety

The county’s roads are about to be a safer place for bicyclists, pedestrians, and child passengers countywide. In September, the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency was awarded a $224,009 grant from the Office of Traffic Safety to run programs … Continue reading

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