Tag Archives: child passengers

Commemorating National Heat Stroke Prevention Day

Today, July 31, is National Heat Stroke Prevention Day. Parents and caregivers of children are being urged to be mindful about that precious little package in the back seat of the family vehicle. Heat stroke is the leading cause of … Continue reading

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B40 Drive project heading out to bid soon

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live on Branciforte Drive and I am wondering if there is a start date yet to fix the washout on our road and the one on Glen Canyon. Last I heard, the contractor promised to … 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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Laurent resurfacing on the back burner

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have seen many of the streets in the lower Westside being repaved and think it comes under the Measure H that was passed a few years back. I called a couple of years ago when … Continue reading

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July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day

Wednesday, July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day and the California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding all parents and caregivers to not leave children unattended in vehicles. Even on cooler days, the temperature inside the family car can reach … Continue reading

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New traffic laws usher in 2013

Several new traffic laws will be added to the books Tuesday, Jan. 1. Here’s a summary from the California Highway Patrol: Driving Under the Influence (AB 2020) – People arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs can … Continue reading

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Join the “Look Before You Lock” campaign to prevent child heat stroke deaths

So far this year, 23 children nationwide have died after being left in a hot car, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “We don’t know how many kids sustain injuries every year from heatstroke in hot cars, suffering … Continue reading

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NHTSA talks child passenger safety on Facebook

Parents seeking to stay on top of issues and information surrounding child passenger safety can turn to Facebook, where the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has set up a page on the topic. Come Aug. 17, the administration will add … Continue reading

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Adults often use kids as excuse to beat speeding ticket, nanny blog says

Drivers come up with the darndest things to tell a police officer in the hopes of averting a speeding ticket. When I lived in Arizona in the late 90s, I was on my way from from work late one night … Continue reading

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Getting involved in pedestrian safety-related decision making

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Regarding your recent column saying the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s Pedestrian Safety Work Group is drawing up a final report for a Caltrans grant, how can we — the public — participate with recommendations? … Continue reading

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