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May 2011 Archives

Majority of Teens Don't See Texting While Driving as Dangerous

A new survey released in March demonstrates how teens are frighteningly unaware of the dangers of distracted driving. According to the Consumer Union survey, more than 60 percent of American teens don't see texting behind the wheel as a dangerous threat to their safety.

Turned 'Til Two: Pediatricians Reverse on Child Safety Seat Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatricians recently reversed itself on child safety guidelines that have been in place for several years. Doctors are now recommending to parents that children should remain in rear-facing child safety seats at least age two. The new recommendations also reinforce that children should be restrained in child safety seats with five-point harnesses that buckle across the child's shoulders, hips and between legs.