Tag Archives: child passenger safety

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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Cyclists must pull over when traffic backs up behind them

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have driven down and up the San Jose-Soquel road nearly daily for over 10 years from our fruit ranch on Skyland near Summit, either hauling fruit in a 2-1/2 ton Isuzu NPR stake side — … Continue reading

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Ford recalls 5,600 vehicles due to child safety concerns

Ford is recalling 5,675 vehicles because the rear left door child lock was built incorrectly, allowing it to be opened from the inside, increasing the risk of injury to an unrestrained child. The vehicles impacted by the recall are the … Continue reading

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AAA launches ‘Heads Up Driving Week’ this week

This week is Heads Up Driving Week and AAA Northern California is encouraging motorists to keep their eyes on the road by locking their cell phone in their trunk, not doodling with the radio and skipping drive-thru fast food restaurants. … Continue reading

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Capitola awarded $53K for traffic safety programs

Capitola has been awarded one of 198 grants being handed out statewide by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The state agency is giving away $67 million in traffic safety grants to help communities and agencies with their long term … Continue reading

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Drivers: Don’t smoke when children are in the car

I was sitting at a stop light last week taking in the scenery when I looked in my rearview mirror and noticed that the driver was smoking. A smaller person, possibly a child, was sitting in the passenger seat. If … Continue reading

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Small children in two-seated vehicles

Each week, the Department of Motor Vehicles sends me important tidbits of information lifted from the California Driver Handbook. This week’s interesting Q-and-A snippet deals with children in two-seated vehicles. Read on: “Q: My car is a two-seater and my … Continue reading

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National Child Passenger Safety Week means free child seat check-up, installation

This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week and to commemorate, parents can get the expert advice from local groups on child car seat installation. In 2008, the lives of more than 1,400 children age 5 years and older in … Continue reading

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