Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tahoe K9 Units: Chevy Police Vehicles Keep Police Dogs Safe

tahoe k9 units

Our men and women in blue can’t get enough of the new Chevy Tahoe, especially when it comes to police dogs. In fact, the Tahoe K9 Units rank among the most popular in the US, especially thanks to the model’s roomy interior and advanced climate control.

For police forces around the country, the Chevy Tahoe Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) is a no-brainer. According to Chevy, the PPV keeps dogs nice and comfortable with advanced heating and cooling, and plenty of cargo room easily fits a large kennel.

“Our K-9s live with our deputies and their families. They are on duty with our deputies every day – responding to calls for service, training, and creating an unbreakable bond,” said Oakland County (Michigan) Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard. “The K-9 Unit is an invaluable tool that serves our community and the Tahoe PPV is an important part of our operation.”

Because heat exhaustion is the number one killer of police dogs, having a good place to relax is important. The Tahoe provides necessary shelter from bumper to bumper, whether units are doing drills or in the field. There’s no substituting for Chevy quality.

Keeping Kids Secure: Child Safety Systems

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If you’re a parent, then you certainly understand the importance of child safety systems in your car. As recently as 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been updating regulations and urging parents to stay up-to-date on the latest systems, from LATCH to car seats.

According to Edmunds, LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. This innovative system comes standard on most GM vehicles, offering a better way to secure child safety seats. Basically, seats have a hidden anchor point that’s easier, and safer, to latch onto than a regular seat belt.

Of course, weight limits are important to remember. If your child weighs more than 65 lbs, you shouldn’t use the LATCH system. Also, remember that top tethers should be used for forward-facing seats and can be used with LATCH as well.

Children under two years old should ride in rear-facing seats, always in the backseat. Children should use booster seats until they exceed the maximum weight of child seats, and are generally taller than 4 ft. No child should sit in the front seat unless they’re 13 years or older.

For more information on child safety systems, visit SafeCar.gov.