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As winter temperatures drop parents are bundling up their children to brave the cold but those puffy layers may be putting them in danger. Car seat safety is largely dependent on proper fit and unfortunately, bulky winter coats can affect how the harness fits your child. In fact, car seat manufacturers suggest that children should wear nothing thicker than a…

Buckling your seat belt only takes a second but it instantly cuts your risk of fatal injury in half. While mandatory seat belt laws are in effect in 49 states, more than 10% of people don’t buckle up. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows there were 10,428 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United…

Thousands of accidents involving semi-trucks and passenger vehicles happen every year. These accidents often include passenger vehicles that aren’t equipped to withstand a collision with a much larger vehicle, resulting in death. Causes Fatigue The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving was responsible for 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries, and 800 deaths in 2013. Speeding More than a…

Article written by and posted on behalf of CarSeatHub.com Here’s a startling fact: Many parents are either not following or are unaware of the guidelines for car seat safety, putting their children at risk in the event of a vehicle accident. That’s according to research published in the August 2017 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicineand based on…

As much as we would like them to, our responsibilities can’t always be put on hold when the roads are icy. While staying off the roads is the safest option, here are a few tips for driving in icy or snowy conditions. Accelerate and decelerate slowly Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best technique for gaining traction and…

By Brittany Monbarren A breakdown, flat tire, dead battery or accident can happen to anyone at any time. What you have in your car can make all the difference between getting back on the road safety or dealing with a stressful and potentially dangerous situation. Fortunately, there are a number of safety gadgets and technology that can help better prepare…

  With summer winding down, schools are now preparing for students to walk through their front doors. So whether you’re a student, parent, teacher, or driver passing a school on your daily commute, we all have a role to play in keeping each other safe. Here are a few ways to keep safety in mind this schoolyear: Reduce your speed…

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