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Child hot car deaths skyrocket as summer heats up

An 8-month-old Louisiana girl died Wednesday when she was left in a hot car by her father. She is the 11th child to die this year so far.

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Chinese children fall out of van into traffic yet again

The epidemic of Chinese children falling out of their parents' vehicles into traffic continues apace.

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Unsecured toddler falls from rear of moving van in China

Yet another video has surfaced on the internet showing an unsecured Chinese toddler falling from the back of a moving vehicle into traffic.

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Pediatrician leaves her young children in hot car

A Californian pediatrician was caught leaving her young children for hours in a car while she treated patients.

Baby rescued after mother passed out behind the wheel

A concerned father in Port Richmond, PA, may have saved a baby's life after he noticed the mother passed out in the driver's seat on Tuesday.

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Car theft leaves 3-year-old alone in parking lot for 5 hours

The search for a missing toddler in New Mexico ended happily over the weekend after a police officer found the little girl cold and alone in an empty parking lot.

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Father lets his six-year-old child steer his motorcycle

YouTube user Jacob Hughes uploaded a video of his 6-year-old son steering a speeding motorcycle.

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Watch this 6-year-old ride a Harley in the desert [w/poll]

Did your parents ever let you do something as a kid, and you later realized how dangerous it was? Well, depending on your outlook, the adult in this video is either the coolest guy ever or the most reckless. While on a motorcycle ride, he taps the young boy in front of him on the helmet and hands over complete control.

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Watch this adorable 2-year-old freak out over her first car wash

Unless you yourself are a parent – and even then – being forced to watch videos of other people's kids is a special kind of torture. But every once in a while we come across a clip that makes us smile instead of scowling or rolling our eyes. This is one of those clips.

Corvette 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 Noah Joseph

REPORT: Federal laws keeping Volvo from offering safer child seats [w/POLL]

The safety-conscious folks over at Volvo have been hard at work with child seat maker Britax-Romer on developing a range of next-generation infant, child, and booster seats. And while the seats are going on sale elsewhere in the world, they apparently face an obstacle in the US: the National Higway Traffic Safety Administration. How's that? According to Inside Line, NHTSA mandates that every child seat must fit in every car, but the Volvo-branded seats have been developed to be Volvo-specific it

Driving School: Mother arrested for letting 11-year-old daughter drive

A mother in Tel Aviv had her license revoked by local police when she let her 11-year-old daughter drive her car. Israeli traffic police pulled the car over when they saw a shorter-than-usual driver behind the wheel, and when questioning the mother, she answered that it was a reward for getting a good grade in school. After the child reportedly showed interest in driving, the mother pledged that if the child got an A on her exam, she'd let her drive. Unbelievably, she kept her promise. Police de

New 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...

Repairing childhood trauma with Power Wheels Jeep Hurricane

As a child who was a car geek since he was a knee-high to a back bumper, I coveted a Power Wheels electric vehicle over all the other toys in the JC Penny Christmas Catalogue. Power Wheels were magically self-propelled by something called ewectwicitee and cost hundreds of dollars ($8 bajillion in kid money). I never got one and am emotion

California to ban smoking in cars with kids

Senators in California are close to passing a bill that would prohibit smoking in vehicles carrying children who are required by law to ride in a child seat. The bill proposed by Assemblyman Paul Koretz (D-West Hollywood) recently received a 23-14 vote that sent it back to the Assembly, and with our underdeveloped comprehension of state politics we can't really tell you how close that means the bill is to landing on the Governator's desk, but we think it's pretty close. And to think I was freake