Back to School Road Safety & Preparation Tips

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Can you believe that we’re heading into the final weeks of summer and kids will be heading back to school soon? With so many online articles and blogs sharing their tips for back to school road safety, we were inspired to share a collaboration of two articles written by the National Safety Council and Organized Home.

With everyone home from summer road-trips and heading to school drop-off zones, it’s more important than ever to pay attention in school zones and share the road with other drivers. Did you know that more children are hit by cars in school zones than at any other location?* The National Safety Council shares the following tips:

  • Avoid double parking; it blocks visibility for children & vehicles
  • Load and unload children in front of the school, not across the street
  • Carpool to reduce number of vehicles in school zones

Did you know that walking children between the ages of 4-7 are mostly likely to lose back-view-backpack-bag-207697.jpgtheir lives in bus-related incidents?* Not only is it important to take extra care in school zones, but also in neighborhoods surrounding local schools. With nice weather in Baltimore extending into November, it’s likely that many students will be walking to school versus taking the bus. The National Safety Council says:

  • Stop and yield to pedestrians walking across the street
  • Take extra care to look out for students and children in school zones, near playgrounds and in all residential areas
  • Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians
  • No matter who has the right of way, use extreme caution when driving around pedestrians and children

According to The National Safety Council, it is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to pick up and drop off students. It is important to stay alert when following a school bus and to leave a safe amount of space between your car and any school bus.

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Heading back to school can be a tough adjustment for not only kids, but the entire family. Gone are the days of sleeping in and making plans on the fly; the school year means meshing everyone’s schedules together and staying organized! Organized Home suggests making a calendar (on paper or online) that both parents and/or all members of the family can refer to throughout the week.

“Color-coding entries by family member helps keep busy lives straight.”

– Organized Home

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The weekends seem to fly by when the school year starts, often making Monday morning a chaotic scene for every family. Organized Home suggests making a game-plan the night before of what needs to be done the next day, laying out your children(s) clothes before bedtime (adding independence to their routine!) and scanning all backpacks for homework, projects or library books.

“Each evening, think ahead to the following morning; where can you lighten the load?”

– Organized Home

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Whether you’re heading into a new grade or off to college, our entire team at J.B.A. Chevrolet wishes you a fantastic school year ahead!

*National Safe Route to School Program

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Sources: Organized Home | National Safety Council 

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox: The Car Seat Honor Roll

“Families will find a lot to like about Chevrolet’s redesigned-for-2018 compact SUV . . .  there’s still plenty of room for two car seats in its ample backseat, and exposed Latch anchors mean installation is a breeze.” – Cars.com

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What is Cars.com Car Seat Check? 

Editors from the Cars.com website are certified child safety seat installation technicians. For the Car Seat Check, editors used a Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 30 infant-safety seat, a Britax Marathon convertible seat, and Graco TurboBooster seat.

How did the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox do? 

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Why the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox?

The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has been designed to meet your needs and your expectations; this versatile crossover is the complete package. The Equinox comes available with ten advanced safety technologies to help you detect and prevent potential hazards on the road.

Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Vision Camera, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, Side Blind Zone Alert, and Lane Change Alert are just some of the fantastic safety features you can look forward who when you’re in the drivers seat of the 2018 Equinox.

Partnered with the latest in on-the-road safety tech, the Chevrolet Equinox comes equipped with Intellibeam Headlamps, Safety Alert Seat, and Surround Vision to ensure that you and your precious cargo are always safe.

Click here to learn more about the great features found in the all-new Chevrolet Equinox.

Sources: Chevrolet | Cars.com 

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Introducing the All-New 2016 Malibu!

 

The midsize sedan car segment is more competitive than ever: to become successful, these vehicles really need to be top-notch. We’re here to introduce you to our top pick for a midsize sedan: the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu!

2016 Chevrolet Malibu: You’ll Get Used to all the Attention

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The 2016 Malibu is thoughtfully designed to offer impressive safety, exceptional efficiency and seamless connectivity. It’s ready to change your perception of what a midsize car can be.2016-chevrolet-malibu-mid-size-sedan-mo-design-980x476-07.jpg

 

The all-new Malibu has a spacious interior tailored towards you and your passenger’s needs: with an intuitive center console, built-in USB posts and an available Wireless Charging station offer plenty of options for keeping your devices compatible connected and charged.

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Fuel Economy: The Malibu, equipped with 1.5L engine, has better EPA-estimated fuel economy (37 MPG highway, 31 MPG combined, 27 MPG cityand Torque than the Fusion SE’s 2.5L i-VCT I-4.

Technology: The Malibu has the customizable and intuitive Chevrolet MyLink to keep you connected. The Ford only has an infotainment system, but not the Malibu’s standard AppleCarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Warranty: The Malibu has a comprehensive limited warranty coverage, including Chevrolet Maintenance and Courtesy Transportation — both of which Ford doesn’t offer.

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For more information about the Malibu, click here!

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