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35Parents using Uber as child carpool alternative [w/poll]

Some kids ride home from school in a school bus. Others get picked up by their parents or nannies, or by carpool with other parents. Some walk or ride their bikes, or take public transportation. But Baily Deeter of Atherton, CA, simply hits a button on his iPhone and orders a cab from Uber.

AddKids 39 Percent More Likely To Buy Parents' Car Brand

On-going study surveyed 4,300 adult children and their 2,600 parents

According to a new study from Michigan State University, kids are 39 percent more likely to buy cars from the brands their parents support.

489Police Officer Gives Young Mom Car Seat Instead Of Ticket

Cop calls generous act "the easiest 50 bucks I ever spent"

A Michigan cop who pulled over a car last week for an unrestrained child decided to go above and beyond the call of duty by buying the struggling mother a car seat, rather than give her a ticket.

467Child In Hot Car Not 'Distressed' Enough For Dispatch To Send Help

Temperatures near triple digits as mother calls for help

A frantic mother called Tampa police Saturday afternoon after accidentally locking her child in her car, only to be told by dispatch that the police wouldn't come out unless the child was in distress.

224Dad Pleads With Parents To Remember Kids In Hot Cars

Man subjects himself to hot car to get message out about child endangerment

After five minutes of sitting in a hot car, Terry Williams was drenched with sweat. After ten minutes, he felt like the air had been sucked out of his lungs. After 15 minutes, he got out of the car.

105Mom Leaves Child Alone In Car With A Loaded Handgun

Sadly, it was not the first time this week this happened

Leaving a child alone in the car is dangerous enough, which is why one Philadelphia area mom left her 6-year-old some protection close at hand: A loaded gun.

33Corvette Z06 bed upgrades your childhood

We've reported plenty on items we'd like to place in our automotive-themed dream house, from engine-block coffee tables and Pininfarina desks to Aston Martin loveseats and Porsche sofas – but most of them are for the living room. We'd be remised, however, to forget the one part of the house where the fascination all began: our childhood bedroom.

33Drinking MI man lets 9-year-old daughter drive his A-Team van

Our scum-of-the-Earth scale has a special slot near the top for parents who mistreat their children. We aren't interested in the psychology behind decisions like placing your nine-year-old daughter behind the wheel of your full-size van for a 3 a.m. run to the local convenience store. We just know the behavior is beyond unacceptable. That didn't stop one Detroit-area father from doing just that. The man was recorded bragging that he had been drinking and that his daughter had served as his desig

85Toxic chemicals found in over half of children's car seats

Car seats are undoubtedly a must-have if you want to keep your child safe in the car. Yet, as with so many other things, they can hide surprises that you might want your child to avoid. In this case the surprise is chemicals that, according to HealthyStuff.org, possess "known toxicity, persistence, and tendency to build up in people and the environment." They include bromine, chlorine and lead, among others.

5You Know, For the Kids: Volvo Motorsport launches children's racing gear

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53VIDEO: UK ad authority restricts "violent" VW ad after logging 1,000+ compliants

Click above to watch VW's banned video after the jump

30New laws to make cars more kid-friendly set to pass

My son asked what would happen if his finger were in the path of the electric window when it closed. I suggested we stick a piece of Red Vine licorice in the window to find out. The results weren't pretty, though to this day I'm still finding tiny bits of red licorice stuck in the channels of the window frame. Boys...

14Does the airbag waiver mean the Tesla Roadster isn't safe for kids?

Recently, we told you that Tesla got a waiver for advanced air bags for the Roadster. The Roadster "will be manufactured under Tesla's supervision and direction at a factory owned by Lotus" according to a file with regulations.gov. Lotus (which does not sponsor Tesla and Tesla is not a subsidiary of Lotus) got an airbag waiver for its Elise (on which the Roadster is based) and for being a low-volume carmaker. Why shouldn't Tesla get the same waiver? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administra

7Town & Country, Jimmy Neutron edition

It's better than Lee Iacocca saying something like "fo shizzle." Chrysler has joined up with Nickelodeon to shill their newly revamped minivans. With the addition of Sirius TV to beam content off the birds and into the backseat, it makes perfect sense for the two to team up. I'd rather interact with our child, but some parents just need a break from their little monsters, and video screens in the back seem to shut them up for a while. Cartoon characters have been used to sell cars before; even t

8Ridemakerz coming to a mall near you

Great, another retail establishment that can't spell. Here's a tip: "Z" does not equal "S." Using Z to pluralize words will also not make you hip or cool. Rather, it will point out that it's an obvious stab at being cool, without actually attaining coolness. Alphabet abuse aside, the concept of RideMakerz is cool. From the soft, cuddly folks at Build-A-Bear Workshop (and Chip Foose, natch) comes a less fluffy, more greasy idea. Those of us who spent hours inhaling Testor's model glue fumes final

3Driving safely when school is back in session

The Motoring News section of the U.K. publication, easier, has some tips for drivers during the upcoming "school run," when hundreds, if not thousands, of children return to the hallowed halls of education this fall. Traffic is reported to increase by as much as 20 percent during the before and after school rush hour, with residential roads seeing an increase in speed related offenses, as 70 percent of drivers blow past the prescribed speed limit.

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