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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...

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

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(8/15/12) - 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...

Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, led by McLeod Health, Hosts Kohl’s Child Safety Seat Check

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(8/10/12) - Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, led by McLeod Health, will host the upcoming Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check in Florence.

The Third Thursday with Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check will take place Thursday, August 16, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Florence Kohl's parking lot (3041 W. Radio Drive, Florence). This child safety seat check is held the third Thursday of each month at this same time and location.

Safe Kids certified child safety seat technicians will...

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