Let's Celebrate Baby Safety Month

Your satisfaction and safety is our number one priority at McDavid Honda Irving. In honor of the 2018 Baby Safety Month, we have outlined a few smart and valuable safety tips to protect yourself and your little loved ones on the road. Sponsored every September by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, this month-long initiative seeks to increase consumer awareness of safety issues and the safe selection and use of baby products. To do our part, we have compiled a list of safety tips for Honda owners just like you who value family and safety.

Product Registration

There are many products that are required by law to provide a registration card with purchase. If you find a card upon opening a product, such as a car or booster seat, you should register your product immediately. This will ensure that you are informed about recalls and other important safety information that may save your children from potentially hazardous situations.

Car Seat Essentials

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are the number one killer of children aged 1 to 12 years old in the United State. The best way to keep young children safe while driving is to not only utilize a car or booster seat, but first you should be sure to purchase the correct type and install it in the proper manner. While there are many options out there, you should base your decision on your child’s age, weight and height. If your child is older and meets the height requirement to no longer use a booster, he or she should wear a seat belt at all times; keeping them in the back seat until they are at least 12 years of age.

Other important safety tips include:

- Never leave children alone in a car, not even for a moment

- Utilize rear-view camera option or install mirrors to avoid backup and hitting a child in your driveway

- Install a BabyCam, which will allow you to monitor your child without taking your eyes off the road

- Never leave your vehicle running in your garage

- Do not allow children to play around a running vehicle

- Do not text and drive

- Don’t forget to lock vehicles and keep keys out of reach of children and teenagers

- Utilize the child-lock feature for windows

Additionally, you will want to keep your vehicle serviced and maintained to ensure complete safety on the road. This is especially important during the upcoming winter months when the weather works against us. We are happy to service your vehicle and have some really awesome vehicle service specials available for you to take advantage of right now!

The Honda brand is all about safety, that’s why we work hard in creating new safety technology, which comes standard with every vehicle from the body structure to multiple dual-stage airbags. The rear-view camera gives drivers a better view for what is behind them to keep small children safe from back-overs while keeping the driver aware of surroundings while on the road. Other safety features include Forward Collision and Lane Departure Warning, which alert the driver to potential crash situations. We pride ourselves on car safety and we hope that these tips will help you keep your children safe and sound as the fall school year commences. Honda’s ultimate goal is to eliminate car crashes altogether. We believe it can be achieved!

Learn more about Baby Safety at the BabySafety Zone online!

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**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.

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