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Whether you’re going on a short errand or for a long trip, ensuring your kids’ safety in and around the car should be your priority. In 2019, 608 child passengers aged 12 years and below died in motor vehicle crashes, while more than 91,000 were injured. Of the ones who died, 38% weren’t buckled up. Adhering to car safety guidelines for children will help keep your kids safe. Here are a few car safety tips every parent should know:

1. Use car seats appropriately

The appropriate use of car seats involves ensuring that your kids are properly buckled up in booster seats, car seats, or seat belts, depending on their age, weight, and height. Use rear-facing car seats for your kids from birth until they’re two to four years old. Forward-facing seats are for those who have outgrown the rear-facing seat and can be used until they’re at least five years old.

Use a seat booster for those who have outgrown the forward-facing seat and buckle them with a seat belt until the seat belt can properly fit without the booster. This happens when a child is between nine to 12 years old. Shopping around for the best baby accessories will help you find good-quality seats for your children.

2. Always activate child safety locks

Activating all the child safety locks on windows and doors ensures that the kids won’t open them when the car moves, avoiding injuries and other hazardous conditions. Though unintentionally, kids can trigger the power windows, pinning their hands, fingers, arms, or even the head, causing harm. This is why it’s essential to ensure that all the car windows and doors are properly secured.

3. Don’t let your kids eat in the car

While snacking in the car may seem unavoidable, letting the kids eat, especially when you’re driving, can be dangerous. For example, if your child begins to choke on food while on a bumpy road, you may not notice it immediately, and this could be fatal. If they must snack, consider pulling over somewhere safe so you can allow them to have their food safely.

4. Double-check the car seat installation process

Incorrect or loose installation of a car seat can be dangerous. This is why you should first learn the seat installation process before doing it yourself, keeping your child safe. Carefully read the car seat manual together with your car’s manual to learn how you can safely install the car seats and avoid costly mistakes. You may also consider having a seat installation professional to ensure car seat safety.

5. Keep the car clean

Strapping your young one in doesn’t always mean they’re safe. This is because they may keep trying to reach out to things close to them. Cleaning your car helps you get rid of dangerous items, including the smallest things that a child can swallow. Keeping your car clean assures you that they’re safe from such items.

6. Avoid distractions while driving

Avoiding distractions while driving is a top safety rule each parent should follow. Distracted driving can lead to accidents, endangering your children’s lives and exposing them to potentially severe injuries. Be sure to eliminate all distractions and focus on the road.

Endnote

Driving with kids can be tricky, so you should be careful and responsible. Use the above tips to keep the car safe for your little ones.

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By: Automotive Addicts Contributor
Title: Car Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/75646/car-safety-tips-every-parent-should-know
Published Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 13:41:28 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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