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Child Passenger Safety Week 2019

Every day you load you little one into your car, and off to a new adventure. The tragic reality is that injuries due to car crashes are the leading cause of death for children. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2017, over one-third (35%) of children under 13 killed in passenger vehicles were not restrained in car seats, booster seats, or seat belts.   

This week, September 15-21st, is National Child Passenger Safety Week. This week serves as an important reminder for busy parents: it is essential to continuously check the safety of your child and…

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37th Annual Beach Ford All American Run

This year is the 37th Annual Beach Ford All American Run! All proceeds from the run go directly to Kingston Elementary to provide support for their cultural and educational programs. The event includes a 5K starting at 8am, and a 1-mile run starting at 9:15am. The Beach Ford family has been looking forward to this year’s event, and we hope you are too!

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BACKSEAT DRIVERS, HOLD YOUR TONGUES: DRIVER ASSIST TECHNOLOGY COULD END BACKSEAT DRIVER BEHAVIORS

“You can get over a lane.” “Watch that truck!” “You’re trailing to close. Slow down!”

Ah, the incessant chirps of the backseat driver.

Perhaps the days of a driver hearing those common calls from the backseat are coming to an end, thanks to driver-assist technology like Ford Co-Pilot360. According to a recent study from Ford and sociologist Jess Carbino, 68 percent of drivers believe that backseat driving behavior will decrease because of driver-assist technology…

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Carpool Tips for Back to School

Don’t look now, but summer vacation is winding to a close.  If your kids are about to re-enter the school system, it won’t be long until mornings revert to a whirlwind of activity. Getting your kids up and ready for school is hard enough, but then you have to get them there. With just about a month before the bell starts ringing on another school year (in the Virginia Beach School district at least), now is the perfect time to organize a local carpool. Carpools are a great way to save you time, money and hassle this year…

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Spin, Lime, Bird, and Scooters at Large

Spin is the latest line of scooters akin to the Lime and Bird scooters you may have seen around Virginia Beach and Norfolk in the last few months. The company has tested a new series of scooters close to our market and plans to release in Washington DC, which means that our area may not be far behind! With larger tires, a stronger frame, and rear drive efficiency this is just one more example of Ford engineering at work!

 

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WHERE IN THE ?? IS THE PICKUP TRUCK EMOJI?

With billions of emoji sent daily and nearly every mode of transportation including cars, scooters, boats, spaceships and ski lifts among the 3,000 approved icons available to emoji users, truck fans noticed a glaring omission: There is no pickup truck. Ford decided it was time to do something about this and is celebrating World Emoji Day with the debut of the pickup truck emoji.

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Hurricane Safety Tips

The summer season also marks the beginning of Hurricane Season! Here are some tips to stay safe in severe weather. Some natural disasters hit without warning or hit an area they were not projected to strike. Unfortunately, one of the worst places to be during a disaster is inside a car, as 1.3 million of the 5.8 million accidents that occur in the U.S. each year are connected to the weather. That said, there are going to be times when you get caught unexpectedly in a storm. Here are some tips to help you stay as safe…

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Top Places to Visit in Virginia this July

It's July and that means that the heat is on and there are plenty of places to enjoy the summer sun! Have you seen all of the natural beauty that our great state has to offer? Whether you're in a high-tech Ford Fusion or an off-road-equipped Ford F-150, we know there are plenty of places to visit in the state made for Lovers!

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The Smartest Seat Belts in the Business

The 2019 Ford Ranger isn’t just an off-roading, trailer-towing, high-tech adventure machine, it also boasts some of the smartest seat belts in the business.

To ensure rear seat passengers stay buckled up, every Ford Ranger is equipped with an innovative safety technology called Belt Monitor. The feature alerts the driver if a second row passenger unbuckles and indicates which seat they’re in.

 

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When you recycle plastic, do you think about where that plastic ends up? One answer: Ford vehicles.

When you recycle plastic bottles, do you ever stop and think about where that plastic ends up? One answer: Ford vehicles.

Ford Motor Company is helping to play a major role in promoting environmentally friendly auto parts, and one way they’re doing that is by using recycled plastic bottles for underbody shields on all cars and SUVs, and wheel liners on F-Series trucks.

 

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