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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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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 parents drive through … Continue reading

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Honoring National Child Passenger Safety Week

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Why do people put child safety seats behind the driver’s seat? We live close to a daycare and I watch people stand in oncoming traffic getting their kids in and out of safety seats. The passenger … Continue reading

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Highway 1/9 intersection improvements coming down the pike

Dear Street Smarts, Q: An easy solution to a major backup northbound Highway 9 at Highway 1 can be improved by eliminating the left turn at Fern St. Paul Krug, via email A: “While closing Fern to left-turns would help … 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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Click It or Ticket campaign ramps up this week

Memorial Day weekend is days away and AAA of Northern California estimates that 3.5 million people will drive to their destination of 50 miles or more. If you plan to be among them, know that the CHP and more than … Continue reading

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Child passenger safety help from AAA, local agencies

AAA of Northern California will help parents ensure the safety of their young children by hosting free child safety seat and booster seat inspections. Motor vehicle crashes are the top killers of children age four and up, as children are … 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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Wear your seat belt

If you plan to be among the 3.2 million Californians AAA estimates will head out on a road trip this holiday weekend, make sure you wear your seat belt. Law enforcement officers statewide — and across the country — will … Continue reading

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