TodayApril 16, 2022

June 27, 2014 Real Wheels Washington Post

children dying in cars

Good morning Warren and Friends

I was listening to CNN yesterday and they were talking about children dying in cars. One woman admitted that she had left her child in her car and it frightened her so much that she devised a method of safety.

Every time she had her child in the back seat she put her shoes next to the child. She couldn’t forget the child, because she couldn’t walk without her shoes.

What methods/devices do you use to remember that your child is in the car?

Anyone that reads this chat frequently knows we have a guest that we all call Clifton. Clifton is not shy in his fervent desire of all things Jeep. Yesterday I spent the day with the Fiat Chrysler auto group and I just had to share this with all of you – and Clifton – because it is way cool –

Jeep – Mopar- has this new decal that allows you to pick the topography of your zip code where you live and make a hood decal of it. It’s so cool. I live in 95603 zip code and you can see the lake and the Sierra Nevadas. As soon as I saw it I thought of all of you and Clifton.

Here are the specs for you to check out

Mopar and Jeep reach a new level in customization with Custom Hood Decals

Owners can choose from pre-configured Jeep Custom Hood Decals of popular trails, or create their own topographical and street map graphics for the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee, and Jeep Grand Cherokee

Map border colors and points of interest also can be selected and added by owners
Owners can “map out” decal designs online at

Jeep Custom Hood Decals are available now with a starting U.S. Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $295, plus installation

Is that not Clifton?

I also drove the Alfa Romeo 4C – which smells like real leather inside and drives like a sports car and the new Dodge Viper.

Let’s chat about cars:

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Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.