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McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tips During Motor Vehicle Safety Month

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(9/19/12) - In that rush to get to the store before it closes or in the frenzy of trying to get to the airport before your flight leaves, the focus is often on what is in the car–not what is around it. Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal encourages anyone driving a car to walk completely around it to check for children before getting in and starting the engine. This applies even to drivers who do not have children but may have children in the neighborhood.

In 2007, it is estimated that there ...

Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, led by McLeod Health, Celebrates Motor Vehicle Safety Month with an Additional Child Safety Seat Check at Kohl’s

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(9/19/12) - Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, led by McLeod Health, will host a Child Safety Seat Check at Kohl's in Florence to celebrate Motor Vehicle Safety Month following Child Passenger Week, September 16 - 22.

The event will take place Wednesday, September 26, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Florence Kohl's parking lot (3041 W. Radio Drive, Florence).

Safe Kids certified child safety seat technicians will check installation of child safety seats, correct those in n...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tips During Motor Vehicle Safety Month

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(9/11/12) - Regardless of age, all passengers need to be buckled in. Follow specific guidelines for your child's height, age and weight to determine the best child safety restraint. For children ages 5 to 9, who are under 4 feet 9 inches tall and less than 80 to 100 pounds, a car seat or booster seat is a must for the best protection.

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal provides the following safety tips for ensuring your child's protection in a motor vehicle:

• Use a car seat ...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tips During Motor Vehicle Safety Month

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(9/04/12) - Although Labor Day signals the end of summer for many, parents must continue

to be diligent and never leave children alone in vehicles. So far this year, 23 children have died from hyperthermia, also known as heat stroke, while unattended in vehicles in states all across the country. Moreover, in the first seven days of August alone, eight children died of hyperthermia.

"We know from past experiences that these fatalities can happen throughout the year, including S...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tips During Pedestrian Safety Month

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(8/21/12) - Since 2000, an average of 355 unintentional pedestrian fatalities among children ages 14 and under has occurred each year. In addition, pedestrian injury remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 5 to 14. Many of these deaths could be prevented with pedestrian education, improvements to pedestrian routes, and increased law enforcement.

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Pedestrian Safety...

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