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House Bill Prioritizes Traffic Safety, Emphasizes Child Passenger Safety,
Requires Technology to Prevent Kids from Dying in Hot Cars
Washington, D.C. – Safe Kids Worldwide applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passage of the Moving Forward Act, H.R.2, legislation that prioritizes traffic safety programs and vehicle safety initiatives which, if enacted, will make kids safer in and around cars.
Yesterday began, as it does for so many of us college students, with a cup of coffee and a click of the seatbelt. But after a typical work day, things took a pretty abrupt turn when I got into a car crash on my way home.
I have only been in two car crashes in my life; the first one involved an unfriendly median that can be chalked up to a snowstorm and impossible visibility, although, under the circumstances, I should have been driving slower. Yesterday’s collision, however, was undeniably my fault.
To many of us, Memorial Day is the official start of summer fun.
It’s a time to remember the people who gave so much for our country, a time to be with family and friends and a time to take a break and have some fun.
Whatever your plans are for this Memorial Day and beyond, here are a few tips to keep your adventures as safe as they are fun.
My name is Stephanie Gray. I live in Nashville, Tennessee. On August 7, 2012 I experienced the most devastating event of a parent’s life: the death of my child.
That day, a Tuesday, began with my husband, Aaron, leaving for work while I finished feeding our sweet 5-month-old son, Joel, his morning bottle. That was one of my favorite times of the day. I would lie peacefully in bed with Joel, enjoying the quiet, watching him drink his milk. Soon after, I was rousing my other sleepy boys from their beds so that they could get ready for their first full week of school.
As a kid growing up in Massachusetts, I remember a lot of cold winters and snowy days. But this is one of the coldest winters I can remember in my adult life. Many parts of the country are enduring record cold winters, and according to our furry groundhog friend, it’s not over yet.
Award-winning video shows the importance of teen driver safety
Washington, D.C.– In recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 21-27, 2018), Safe Kids Worldwide and Chevrolet today released an award-winning video featuring teen driver safety advocate, Kaylyn Barbour. Now paralyzed after a tragic car crash, Kaylyn is speaking out about her experience and sending a powerful message to teens about the risks of unsafe driving behaviors.
My Dad is a retired Air Force Brigadier General, and over the course of his 28-year military career he taught countless pilots how to fly fighter jets. His favorite airplane, the F-15, weighs 45,000 lbs., can fly 1,875 mph, and costs about $80 mil. And, unlike driving a car, mistakes tend to have all-or-nothing consequences. There are no minor fighter jet accidents.
I’m a state trooper, a certified child passenger safety technician and a father of four kids under the age of 11, so I understand the importance of safety seats. I’ll never forget the day in March 2014, when I saw for myself just how important they are.
I was volunteering at a car seat inspection at the Fabius-Park Township fire department, just outside of Three Rivers, Mich. The forecast that day was for rain and snow. Ice had already started covering the roads.
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