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    ETC: Kids group wants White House to address hot-car deaths
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    Cars come equipped with alarms that remind motorists to buckle their seatbelts, chimes that indicate headlights are still on after the engine is turned off and buzzers that sound if keys are left in the ignition, says Janette Fennell. Forget a sleeping child in the rear seats, however, and ...

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    Video: Dad pleads with parents to remember kids in hot cars
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    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. Not everyone has the chance to do that. Every year, an average of 38 children are killed in the ...

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    ETC: Batman and Dale Earnhardt Jr. car baby seats are kind of creepy, kind of cool
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    If you're looking for a different way to ferry your children about in the car safely, KidsEmbrace may have you covered. The company makes specialty car seats fashioned after DC Comics superhero Batman and NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Junior. Why? Probably because there is no territory marketing ...

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    Corvette Z06 bed upgrades your childhood
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    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 ...

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    Report: Toxic chemicals found in over half of children's car seats
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    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, ...

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    Video: What the birth of a car nut looks like
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    Some of or earliest memories are of toddling around car shows in awe and thumbing through the local Automart, but there had to have been a moment when we made the switch from growing up as relatively normal children to becoming kids obsessed with the thrash of internal combustion. Maybe it was ...

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    Teaching kids how to steal cars is a good idea
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    A recent workshop in Los Angeles offers something special for interested children: a class on the mechanics of car theft. Created by the non-profit organization Machine Project, the workshop is entitled "The Good Kids' Guide to Being a Bit Bad: Cars edition." It covers the topics of hot wiring, ...

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    You Know, For the Kids: Volvo Motorsport launches children's racing gear
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    Any automaker – besides Little Tikes or Hotwheels – that tries to market to kids may find itself wasting precious advertising dollars. But as far as family cars go, Volvo seems to have made a name for itself ...

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    Town & Country, Jimmy Neutron edition
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    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 ...

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    Ridemakerz coming to a mall near you
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    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 ...

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    VIDEO: My gearbox is better than yours
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    This ad takes us back to our childhood, when transmissions came in manual and automatic. That was it. Today's kids have sequentials, continuously variable ratios, dual clutches, paddle shifters, manually-shifted automatics, automatic-shifting manuals and a gazillion other variations to confuse ...

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    Second generation air bags safer for kids, still safe for adults
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    Reuters reports that second-generation air bags are less risky for children while still providing appropriate levels of safety for larger adults. The development is a vast improvement upon earlier generation air bags, which were developed to protect an average size male and could be lethal for ...

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