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#SaveKidsLives Ensuring Road Safety for Children

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 6th, 2016 12:17pm

According to SafeKids.org, unintentional pedestrian injuries are the fifth leading cause of injury-related death in the United States for children ages 5 to 19. Teenagers are now at greatest risk, with a death rate twice that of younger children and account for half of all child pedestrian deaths.   And that's only in the United States: According to World Health Organization figures, 500 children are killed each day in road ...


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AskPatty is Thankful in November

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 3rd, 2014 12:35pm

It's November and between Child Safety Month, Movember, Drowsy Driving Awareness, and Thanksgiving, we have much to be thankful for. Please join us as we give support to the following important movements during November.   November is Child Safety Protection Month During November, many organizations will be sharing tips to ensure a safe environment for our children. While much of Child Safety Protection Month messaging promotes ...


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General Motors uses "Take your Child to Work Day" to Research Vehicle Useability

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 12th, 2014 7:22pm

As part of an effort to continually improve the way customers interact with vehicles, the Human Factors group conducts about 100 studies globally each year, including some with younger subjects who come to check out Mom and Dad’s workplace. “Working with children on Take Your Child to Work Day is an excellent way for us to expand our pool of feedback,” said Don Shreves, GM Human Factors engineering group manager. ...


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Mobile Tattletale Teams with AskPatty.com to Give Moms a Tool to Prevent Texting While Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 4th, 2011 2:06pm

Mobile Tattletale, designed to prevent teenaged drivers from being able to text while driving, and in addition to traditional distribution methods, will also be marketing and distributing their app via the AskPatty.com Automotive Advice for Women website and blog.  ... Read More!


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No More Backing Blind: Rearview Cameras Become Standard

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 17th, 2011 8:41pm

via KidsandCars.org - the U.S. Department of Transportation has finally recognized the solution to the devastating problem of children being backed over by vehicles and killed - by proposing a comprehensive rear visibility standard for all passenger vehicles.


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Click-It for Safety with Harvey's Seatbelt Bags!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 5th, 2010 12:31am

Child Seat Inspections are a great addition to a service center's repetiore, and a valuable service for ANY type of automotive business to offer to their community http://www.seatbeltbags.com/


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Taking the Scare Out of Driving on Halloween

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2008 11:44pm

Driving on Halloween can be frightening for motorists, especially when little "ghouls" and "goblins" - out after dark and full of excitement - forget road safety rules or wear costumes or masks that limit their vision. To help ensure safety on a night reserved for fun, the Car Care Council reminds motorists to drive slowly, be extra careful when entering or exiting driveways or alleyways, and make sure the vehicle's brake system works ...


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New Questions on Booster Seat Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 9th, 2008 2:32am

We've been told over and over again how important it is to have our babies safely buckled in to their child safety seats, but as they grow up a little more, it's also equally important that their growing bodies be strapped into booster seats better designed for their midsize frames. Boosters are designed for children -- typically ranging from about 4 to 9 years old -- who are too big for toddler restraints but still too small to use ...


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Be Safe and Smart with Car Seat ID Kits

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 30th, 2008 8:32am

Sometimes AskPatty stumbles across something that's so smart and such a no-brainer, we're ashamed we didn't think of it ourselves! Here is one of those things, found in a product review by Real Moms Review Panel Member Sara Lilly: the Chicks and Cubs "Car Seat ID Kit." "Why is this such a good thing?" you ask? Well, here's a scary thought. When I take my grandkids to crowded places, such as theme parks or on vacation camping ...


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Live Chat on Car Seat Safety with General Motors and Safe Kids Buckle Up

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2008 5:23am

In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Month, Safe Kids Buckle Up,  in partnership with Chevy and GM, scheduled nearly 900 community events all across the United States during the month of September to educate parents and caregivers on how to keep children safe in and around vehicles. This follows on the heels of the Safe Kids Buckle Up program reaching a very important milestone: one million child passenger safety seats ...


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