TEEN TIMES by Cody Hilton
U.S. Teens Just Got Much Safer, Thanks
to “Highway Guardian”
Revolutionary new auto-safety device creates the ultimate protection against teenage deaths from high-speed driving
Presenting a powerful solution to the number one cause of death among young people ages 16 to 20, an Ohio company has launched a new auto-safety device called “Highway Guardian.” The device is an easy-to-install vehicle-speed limiter designed to ensure the safety of young drivers, while offering peace-of-mind to parents and a whole new level of safety on our nation’s roads.
Created by Dan and Kim Mager — Ohio law enforcement officers and parents of a teen driver — Highway Guardian is an electronic, GPS-based device that limits the top speed of a vehicle to 73 mph by safely controlling the fuel injection system. Powered by the auto’s electrical system, the device can be easily installed in about one hour—in a simple, three-wire installation that can be handled by any novice mechanic—and works in nearly any vehicle manufactured after 1990.
Why is Highway Guardian so desperately needed? Statistics reveal the frightening answer: Each year in the U.S., approximately 14,000 teen and collateral deaths, and 140,000 serious injuries occur in automobile accidents, with 40 percent of all of them being due to high speed. Young drivers are far more likely than older drivers to speed and to allow shorter headways. Among male drivers ages 15 to 20, who were involved in fatal crashes, 37 percent were speeding at the time of the crash. A teenager is 56 percent more likely to crash while going 85 mph than he or she would have been going 60 mph.
Dan Mager, founder of Highway Guardian, says his creation of the product was a direct response to the tragedy he saw all around him through his work as a law enforcement officer and high school football coach.
“The concept arose after I and my fellow officers and EMS personnel witnessed the devastating impact of high-speed crashes involving teenagers,” Mager said. “In a relatively short time, several accidents claimed the lives of teenagers near my hometown. Two things became absolutely clear to me: First, something had to be invented to protect our children. Second, there was no time to waste. I comprised a well-equipped team. We worked hard and our dream of saving lives became a reality.”
The device, manufactured by Intellitronix in Mentor, Ohio, retails for $299 and can be ordered at HighwayGuardian.com. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of Highway Guardian benefit The Chelsea Gerbitz Memorial Scholarship Fund.
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Green Babies® Launches Sunscreen for Babies and Children That Meets FDA’s New Requirements
New Products, Expanded Body Care Line Distribution to Retailers Nationwide
NEW YORK – Original organic baby brand Green Babies, announces the latest addition to its Green Babies™ body care line, a zinc oxide broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen.
The sunscreen is available in many Whole Foods Market stores throughout the nation, select specialty retail stores and on Green Babies’ website, www.greenbabies.com
. The new product, developed in partnership with leading manufacturer, MZB Accessories, will retail for $16.99* and comes in a travel-friendly three ounce size in two versions: unscented and lightly scented with tangerine essential oil.
As a result of the newest FDA guidelines
, sunscreen labels must designate whether they’re either 40 or 80-minute water resistant and sunscreen products labeled “broad spectrum” must protect against both UVA and UVB rays, which reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.
Formulated to meet these guidelines, the sunscreen contains 20 percent zinc oxide, using non-nano sized particles of zinc oxide and water resistant for up to 40 minutes, with natural pine bark resin as the water resisting agent. It is clinically tested hypo-allergenic, does not contain oxybenzone, parabens or PABA and quickly absorbs into the skin without leaving behind a chalky white residue. For the scented version, only essential oils were used to add fragrance.
“Our goal in developing all of our body care products and especially our sunscreen is to provide the highest quality in natural personal baby care, using formulations that are tender enough for baby’s skin and meet our own high standards,” said Green Babies founder and author of Green Babies, Sage Moms and Green Kids, Sage Families (NAL Penguin), Lynda Fassa.
Green Babies is launching a travel set in a durable PEVA and 100 percent hemp bag, featuring top selling baby body care products – Baby Me Shampoo & Wash, Calming Bubble Bath, Smooth Me Detangler and Lotion Potion Moisturizer - in travel-approved sizes, offering parents an eco-friendly alternative for body care while traveling.
All Green Babies body care products feature high-quality plant and fruit derived, vegan and certified organic ingredients that are not tested on animals and are gentle enough for the youngest family members. Every product in the line meets Whole Foods Market’s Premium Body Care Standards
*Note: Prices may vary slightly by region.
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Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach Introduces Family Value Package,
Featuring Savings On More Than A Dozen Dining, Beach And Recreation Activities For Spring and Summer 2012
Families dreaming of saving on a California coastal vacation have a unique new choice at Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach, the multi-award-winning ocean-view hotel located directly across from popular Carlsbad State Beach in northern San Diego County.
Ranked one of the top three Hilton Garden Inn properties in the United States, Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach is heralded for its ease of beach access, upscale yet relaxed indoor and outdoor facilities, complimentary parking, complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access, complimentary local transportation and a perfect location for travelers just five minutes from LEGOLAND California, Carlsbad Premium Outlets, the famed Carlsbad Flower Fields, championship golf and more.
The Family Value Package at Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach is available through Labor Day weekend, providing exceptional value to families vacationing in the San Diego area. Rates start from $169 per night between now and May 24, 2012, and from $199 per night between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. The package includes:
· Guest accommodations, many allowing for connecting or adjoining family rooms
· 15% savings on breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at the hotel’s popular Carlsbad Beach Bistro
· 15% savings on all food and beverage items at the hotel’s Pavilion Pantry and through room service
· Complimentary Beach Rental Package (includes use of two beach chairs, one beach umbrella and a set of four beach towels)
· Free VIP shopping coupon book valid at the acclaimed Carlsbad Premium Outlet Mall
· 15% off at Dawn Patrol Surf, providing nearby surfboard rentals, wetsuit rentals, bodyboard rentals, surf lessons and bicycle rentals
· 15% off bicycle rentals at Raw Skin Surf Shack
· 15% off at California Water Sports, providing a variety of beach and water sport rentals
· 15% off at The Crossings at Carlsbad golf course when booked through the hotel
· 15% off LEGOLAND admission when purchased through the hotel
· 15% off Sea World admission when purchased through the hotel
· 15% off San Diego Zoo / San Diego Safari Park admission when purchased through the hotel
Complimentary hotel shuttles are available to transport families to area beaches and to nearby attractions, and while few people want to leave the hotel’s Carlsbad Beach setting, the hotel offers an easy-to-reach home base for broader southern California touring. San Diego’s SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Safari Park, Birch Aquarium, Wave Waterpark, Seaport Village and Balboa Park are within 30 minutes of the hotel, and, to the north, Disneyland is just 45 minutes away.
Reservations for the Family Value Package at Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach may be made online at: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/gi/reservation/book.htm?execution=e1s1.