Little kid falls asleep in his toy car and ends up driving in circles

Yep, we totally understand you kid. Sometimes when the sun is beating down too hard and the day of fun has gone on a little too long and you're oddly comfortable in an uncomfortable position, you just fade away without a care in the world. It is a hammock's rest. It is ice melting in an umbrella drink. It is this kid… » 5/30/14 9:26pm 5/30/14 9:26pm

Hero Airlines Offer Baby-Free Seating

Kids. Love 'em love 'em love 'em. They are, I've been told, The Future. Except when they're on a plane, and they're screaming their heads off because they can't vocalize that their ears hurt. Two airlines in Asia have heard the pleas of the childless, and are now offering baby-free seating. Finally. » 8/24/13 10:00am 8/24/13 10:00am

Unbuckled children account for 5 times more deaths than backover

In January 10, 2012 the Department of Transportation wrote letters to members of Congress explaining they would not be able to meet their deadline of February 28, 2011 to implement a new law to improve rear visibility aimed at reducing the number of backover fatalities. » 6/14/13 12:02pm 6/14/13 12:02pm

Canadian Hummer Driver Saves A Gaggle Of Children With His Car

Many cars have stereotypes, and typically Hummer owners and drivers are thought of as being selfish, uncaring people. That's mainly because they are driving a car that drinks gas like Natty Light at a fraternity rush. » 9/05/12 12:00pm 9/05/12 12:00pm

Dad's Wish To Give His Sick Son A Car Show Goes Viral Overnight

Yesterday, we told you that a British father and Subaru owner is facing the very stark and devastating reality that his 11-year old son only has weeks left to live. He posted a note on a British Subaru forum saying he was planning a small car show in a week and would love for some cars to show up and brighten his… » 8/31/12 12:00pm 8/31/12 12:00pm

Help A British Subaru Owner Fulfill One Last Wish For His Dying Son

The worst nightmare of any parent is facing the loss of a child. It's an unimaginable tragedy no matter how it happens. » 8/30/12 3:30pm 8/30/12 3:30pm

A 100-Year-Old Man Hit Nine Children With His Car In LA

A man claiming to be 100 years old in a gray Cadillac ran into a group of people, mostly children, earlier this afternoon in L.A. Four of the children were taken to the hospital in critical condition, but have since been upgraded to serious condition. » 8/29/12 9:13pm 8/29/12 9:13pm

This Romanian Driver Tried To Kill A Bunch Of Children

If you're going to carry children as passengers in your car, the best plan is to have them all in seats, wearing seatbelts. Not only did this Romanian motorist have four kids riding in the open trunk of a tiny sedan, he almost got hit by a semi as he was making a left turn. » 5/16/12 4:30pm 5/16/12 4:30pm

Best/Worst Older Sister Extracts Brother's Tooth with a Motorcycle

If your little brother loses a tooth, what's in it for you? The little dope gets sweet Tooth Fairy scratch and you're left holding the bag. Unless you decide to play dentist with a long string and a mini-motorcycle. » 7/19/11 10:00pm 7/19/11 10:00pm

Watch a TSA Agent Give a Six-Year-Old Girl a Pat-Down

Here's a video in which a TSA agent gives an adorable six-year-old girl a full pat-down, while explaining her actions to her mother who is standing nearby. This is ridiculous to say the least. » 4/12/11 2:18pm 4/12/11 2:18pm

Drunk Mom Admits to Letting Her 12-Year-Old Son Drive

A Nevada woman, Misty (of course) McCollister, has pleaded guilty to attempted child abuse after putting her 12-year-old in her lap and telling him to drive her home. And the story gets worse. » 11/05/10 3:59pm 11/05/10 3:59pm

1980s Chrysler Argues With A Speak & Spell

Through the magic of technology, the 1986 Chrysler New Yorker could to talk to its driver. Similarly, the Speak & Spell children's learning toy could school you with a mechanized voice. This is what happens when you put them together. » 5/13/10 3:00pm 5/13/10 3:00pm

Ferrari Pedal Car Fuels Pre-Tween Envy

Our experience with the ad-hoc Adventures in Branding series have been so positive that we've decided to rebrand the whole idea. Henceforth, "Auto Branding Adventures." Look for it, and away we go. Unless you're a kid whose father is a pretentious Ferrari owner, there's no reason to own a toy like this one. Ferrari… » 2/21/08 1:20pm 2/21/08 1:20pm

Build a Bear, Build a Car: New EnterTOYment Concept Taps Custom Rides

You can't swing an Aunt Anne's pretzel in a mall these days without hitting a Build-a-Bear workshop. If you've ever happened past on a Saturday morning, you know to sidestep the flailing elbows of tiny female urchins hopped up on marzipan and diet coke. But until now, their brothers (and fathers) could only look on as… » 5/30/07 10:45am 5/30/07 10:45am

"Mommy, It's Getting Hot, Hot, Hot!! In Here"

Sure, they may have an untenable grasp on science lately... but Kansas is stepping back into the realm of logical governance with a bill aimed at fining parents who leave their young kids in the car unattended. Currently, officers in many states have only the options of either yelling at the parents for being morons… » 2/20/07 3:30pm 2/20/07 3:30pm

Children Should Be Seen and Not Heard: Connecticut Boy Wants Smoking Ban

Common sense: you shouldn't smoke in the car with anyone who can't stand cigarette smoke. If you have children, you shouldn't smoke in the car when they're in it. That said, you shouldn't let a ten-year-old boy dictate whether you can smoke in the car or not unless the child happens to be in the car with you.… » 2/06/07 8:30pm 2/06/07 8:30pm

Ford's Baby Bold Move: Automaker Closing Seven Children's Day Care…

After yesterday's ginormous $12.7 billion annual loss announcement (and the ensuing declaration of "Big Blue Oval Day" by the press) the Freep's Sarah Webster is all over FoMoCo's recent Bold Move(TM). The embattled Dearborn-based automaker's closing down seven day care centers in three states where Ford facilities… » 1/26/07 1:13pm 1/26/07 1:13pm

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Kids on Cars

When we were but a small Jalop, our teacher got our 6th-grade class involved in a local paper's "Design-an-Ad" contest. We ended up with a local dairy, and somehow figured out a way to work a Countach into the ad. Because, you know, every dairy needs a Countach. But this is somewhat more hilarious. These poor… » 12/20/06 6:00pm 12/20/06 6:00pm

Mommy! Daddy! Tell Logan He's A Prick!


Since today is Friday, and folks are looking to hit the road on a gorgeous summer day, here's something for all of your vacationers. So no, that's not the formula for determination of FoMoCo's sales or how much money DaimlerChrysler's spent on the "Dr Z" ad campaign. Rather, it's a formula created by the folks at … » 8/11/06 11:50am 8/11/06 11:50am

Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, What've I Done? Kid Runs Off in Granny's Escalade

An enterprising five-year-old who got into an argument with his grandmother hopped into her Escalade and took off in search of his mother, driving while standing on the seat (it's unclear how he operated the pedals). After nearly running down a presumably less-monolithic vehicle, a motorist called the boy in to the… » 7/19/06 3:15pm 7/19/06 3:15pm