The Safe Kids Worldwide organization held its second annual West Coast Safe Kids Day on Saturday afternoon, April 5, 2014, at The Lot in West Hollywood, California, to raise awareness about preventable injuries, the number one killer amongst children in the United States. Almost a million children around the world die of an injury each year, and every one of these tragedies is preventable. A similar event is being held on Saturday, April 12, at the Highline Stages in New York City.
Special guests in attendance included: Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman, Giuliana & Bill Rancic, Kendra Wilkinson & Hank Baskette, Ciara, Malin Akerman, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Landry, Tom & Ashley Arnold, Cocoa Brown (The Single Moms Club), Alysia Montaño (Track & Field Olympian), Leonor Varela (Chilean model and actress), Matthew Hatchette (Former NFL Player), Neal & Ruve McDonough, Vanna White, Breckin Meyer, Garcelle Beauvais (actress), Tina Charles (WNBA player), Eden Sassoon (Founder of EDEN and daughter of Vidal Sassoon), Abbie Schiller (The Mother Company, Founder), Ruby (Ruby’s Studio: The Safety Show), Dr. Peter and Laurie Waldstein, Kate Carr (President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide), and more.
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Unfortunately, car accidents can happen to anyone now and then. This is why motorists are required to have a valid insurance policy so that if someone else is at fault, their insurance covers claims made for injuries suffered and/ or for any damage incurred.
Injuries resulting from a motor accident are often serious and can sometimes be debilitating, and one will usually make a claim both for economic and non-economic damages, such as damage to a car, loss of income due to time needed to recover from injuries, and pain and suffering.
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Kids are going to fall, crash, slip, and explore. It’s part of being a kid. According to SafeKids.org, preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the U.S. and each year a million families around the world lose a child to these injuries. As parents, we all try to do our best to protect our kids from serious injuries, whether they’re at home, at play, or on their way.
WHAT IS SAFE KIDS DAY?
Safe Kids Day is an annual fundraising, awareness, and event initiative to keep kids safe from preventable injuries, the #1 killer of kids in the United States. In April 2014, Safe Kids Worldwide works at the local and national levels to promote child injury prevention and motivate families in communities everywhere to help keep their kids safe.
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Many manufacturers are implementing hands-free technology to help you interact more safely with your devices while behind the wheel of their cars. Whether it's Bluetooth connectivity to allow you to place calls, operate your music player, or to send and receive texts, these automotive technologies are improving every day and are appearing as standard equipment in more and more new cars.
On top of offering hands-free connectivity for entertainment and cellphone use, most of these systems also integrate automatic notification to 911 in case of accidents.
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St. Patrick’s Day has become a worldwide celebration of Irish culture in which people of all backgrounds take part in the festivities, which often include green beer, Irish whiskey, or other types of alcohol. However, revelers still have to get home from the party and drinking -- and driving just don't mix! According to MADD.com, drunk driving kills nearly 10,000 people in the United States each year and injures almost 350,000 more.
How can you ensure a safe and sober St. Patrick’s Day?
AskPatty offers these tips for your celebrations:
Be a Responsible Party Host!
Party hosts may be held responsible in a court of law if someone you served alcohol to ends up in a car accident. Make sure your guests have arranged alternate transportation before the party begins, or help them to set up alternate transportation. Take the car keys away from friends and relatives who have had too much to drink. Be sure to have a couple of taxi numbers on hand, or appoint your own designated driver to help drive your guests home. Tell your guests at the start of your party, and pass around a tip jar to help fill up your friends’ gas tank!
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According to NHTSA, the age group with the greatest proportion of distracted drivers falls into the under-20 age group. In 2009, 16% of all drivers younger than 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported to have been distracted while driving.
A 2010 study conducted by AAA and Seventeen Magazine reveals that teens admit to sending a monthly average of 23 texts each month while driving. And of course, 35% of those teens who drive while distracted don't think they'll get hurt.
Because educating young teens about safe driving is a high priority, right now there are two distracted driving scholarship programs accepting video entries to raise awareness in this age group, with prizes to the winning entries that can be worth thousands of dollars!
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It’s time for an important reminder: Just put your cell phone down, and stop texting while driving.
I've been scolded about it by friends who have seen my in-car tweets complaining about congested traffic and bad drivers, and my response has usually been, "Sitting stopped in bumper-to-bumper traffic can hardly be considered 'driving.' "
The Fact Is:
If you're behind the wheel and the engine is running and the transmission is in gear, you're driving.
That includes stopped at red lights, idling in congested traffic, or just waiting at the railroad crossing counting train cars. You're still "driving."
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Graco is conducting a recall on the harness buckles used on all toddler convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats manufactured from 2009 to July 2013.
Don’t panic: The seats themselves are not unsafe, the problem is with the harness buckles. Graco says that food and dried liquids can make some harness buckles progressively more difficult to open over time or become stuck in the latched position. This is a voluntary recall and no injuries have occurred.
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It becomes an automotive catastrophe when a 40-foot-wide sinkhole opens up beneath a museum and swallows eight Corvettes. Eight collectible and rare Corvettes.
According to CNN.com, the vintage Corvettes fell into a sinkhole that opened up beneath the Skydome section of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky early this morning.
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If you’ve got kids, this secret safety feature is one every parent should know about: Officially called the “second-row passenger belt reminder light,” this feature found in the Cadillac SRX tells the driver which rear seat belts are occupied and safely belted when the vehicle is moving; this means you can tell if your wiggly kidlet has unbuckled his seat belt without taking your eyes off the road to look.
Unofficially, it's like having eyes in the back of your head, Mom. It's an awesome safety feature, but not many parents know to look for it when shopping for a family car.
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