Car Safety Tips for Snooki and Other Potentially Expecting Moms

By Patrick Olsen  on March 1, 2012

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There are reports circulating that MTV reality star Snooki (nee Nicole Polizzi) may be pregnant. Given what we've seen of "Jersey Shore," we can only offer motoring tips to her if indeed she's expecting:

  • Rule No. 1: Don't drink and drive. While your fans may get a laugh out of you being falling-down-drunk in Italy, there’s nothing funny about it behind the steering wheel.
  • Shut up and drive: Put down the smartphone. Don't let your passengers distract you from driving, no matter how hot that guy walking down the street is.
  • Be prepared: Understand which child-safety seats you’re going to need as your child gets bigger, and understand you’re going to be lugging and installing these car seats for more than a decade to come. Have certified car-seat technician show you how to install each car seat along the way.
  • Mom-mobile: While we can’t picture you embracing a minivan just yet (though rear sliding doors are highly underrated), you'll need a car that can easily fit a rear-facing child-safety seat in the backseat. Cars.com’s Car Seat Checks can help you find the right car for you and your family. If you’re having triplets, you’ll want to check out our story on which cars fit three car seats. It’s a short list.
  • Enjoy the ride: If you are pregnant, we wish you the best. Being a parent tops being a reality star any day. If you choose to combine the two, may we suggest "Snooki & Son" as a reality show name?

Jennifer Newman contributed to this post

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Editor-in-Chief Patrick Olsen was born and raised in California. He loves pickup trucks and drivers who pay attention.  Email Patrick