Safe & The City: #NissanMamas

What’s the most distracting thing in your car? The pile of mail you were supposed to sort through this morning? The Disney soundtrack coming out of your speakers?

Chances are, the most distracting thing in your car is right in your backseat.

Having kids in your car is 12x more distracting than being on your smart phone, and babies in the car are 8x more distracting than adult passengers.

Nissan and the Bloggin’ Mamas hosted a group of bloggers at New York’s Water Club so that we could learn more about distracted driving and car safety.

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In a room overlooking the NYC skyline, Nissan safety engineer and SnugRide technician Nicole Bojanzyk and Bloggin’ Mamas Founder and CEO Heather Lopez shared facts about  how Nissan is keeping families safe.

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Over a tasty lunch (seriously, the salmon was delish!), we heard some startling statistics about kids in the car–and why we should always  buckle up! Children should stay in car seats until the meet the height and weight requirements, and your car seat restraints shouldn’t move more than an inch when pulled to the side at the seat belt path.

We learned that car seats can have recalls and expiration dates, so it’s important to check the VIN#s and make sure they’re still up to date! The back seat is the safest place for kids under the age of 13.

We headed outside to check out Nissan’s safety features up close– the LATCH system lets you secure car seats with confidence, and the newer models offer back up cameras and 360 degree views (making parallel parking in NYC a breeze!).

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Although there were three shiny SUV’s in the parking lot, our group “chose” a sleek cherry red Nissan Rogue with a stylish leather interior. I may have run over to it, hugged it, and hopped in the front seat. Just saying.

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I’ve loved the Rogue’s sporty features since I became a mom. It’s a smaller SUV, so it’s easier for a new driver like me to maneuver. With 26 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway, I could run from work to the 2Live Crew’s school or from home to  picking up craft and planner supplies at Michael’s on just one tank of gas.

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We test drove our Rouge through the busy New York streets and sailed through a  traffic jam with throwback tunes on the Bluetooth enabled stereo system. Check out Sisterhued and Activate WorldWide’s Lucinda Cross (who you may recognize from Centric’s Queen Boss!) riding around in the 2017 Nissan Rogue.

Thanks to the Bloggin’ Mamas and Nissan Diversity for hosting this event–and for the perfect travel mug to match our Rogue!

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* I was invited to join Nissan and the Bloggin’ Mamas at this event, but all opinions and bear hugging of the Nissan Rogue are my own.

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Tiffani is the wife and mom behind MyMommyVents, co-creator of The Mommy Conference, and co-founder of the digital collective Sisterhued. Her writing and parenting tips have been seen on The Washington Post, Mommy Noire, Yahoo Parenting, and Fit Pregnancy.
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