Springfield toddler Kyaun Jackson, 2, killed by SUV in driveway of grandmother’s East Hartford home

October 23, 2013

10/23/2013 Conor Berry, The Republican Kyaun Jackson, 2, of Springfield, was killed Saturday at his grandmother’s East Hartford home after the woman’s boyfriend accidentally backed over the child in an SUV, according to Connecticut authorities. Learn more: 2013-10-23-the-republican-rvs

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Schumer calls for rearview camera law to be implemented by next year

October 21, 2013

10/21/2013 WSYR-TV (ABC News) Lawmakers are pushing to end the delay to put back-up cameras in all new vehicles, a move they argue would make roads and driveways safer and prevent injuries to young children. While it was set to go into effect back in 2011, it has yet to be implemented.

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Senator Schumer Press Release

October 20, 2013

10/20/2013 SCHUMER DEMANDS END OF DELAY IN IMPLEMENTATION OF LAW REQUIRING ‘BACKUP CAMS’ IN ALL NEW CARS – ESTIMATED THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN EACH YEAR ARE NEEDLESSLY HURT OR KILLED WHEN CARS ACCIDENTLY BACK OVER THEM, BUT D.O.T. HAS DELAYED CONGRESSIONALLY MANDATED RULE FOR OVER 4 YEARS 2013-10-20-schumer-press-release-rvs

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Schumer, LI families, push for rearview cameras on cars

10/20/2013 Newsday – Maria Alvarez Sen. Charles Schumer and two Long Island families vowed Sunday to fight the federal Department of Transportation’s delays in enforcing a 2008 law requiring all new cars to come with lifesaving rearview cameras installed. Learn more: 2013-10-20-newsday-schumer-rvstandard

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Fight for rearview cameras in cars continues

October 4, 2013

10/4/2013 WBRC MyFOX Alabama SHELBY COUNTY, AL (WBRC) – April 11, 2011 is a day Brandy Dahlen constantly relieves over and over again. That day her 2-year-old daughter Abigail was killed while playing outside with her siblings. Learn more: 2013-10-04-wbrc-fox-dahlen-rvsuit

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A clearer picture of how many vehicles have backup cameras

October 3, 2013

10/3/2013 The Houston Chronicle The folks at Edmunds went back after our last blog post about misleading backup camera statistics and reanalyzed their data, offering a much more accurate picture of how widely available this technology really is. Learn more: 2013-10-03-houston-chronicle-expose-edmunds  

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Time to Call BS: Why Safety Groups Sued DOT Over Backover Rule Delay

October 2, 2013

10/2/2013 Safety Research Blog Last week, a consortium of safety groups and advocates decided it had had enough of the delay tactics in publishing a final rule establishing a rear visibility standard and sued the Department of Transportation. Learn more: 2013-10-02-safetyresearch-blog-rvsuit

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PRO/CON VIEW: Should the federal government require backup cameras in all new vehicles?

September 30, 2013

9/30/2013 Beaumont Enterprise The death of a child in a back-over vehicle accident is an unspeakable tragedy, a nightmarish possibility that haunts countless parents. But it should not cause the federal government to mandate backup cameras on all new cars and trucks. That’s a decision that should be left to consumers and the free market. […]

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Lawsuit seeks final rules for car rear-visibility standards

September 29, 2013

9/29/2013 Fox News – Bryan Llenas reports from New York Bryan Llenas reports from New York    

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Road Warrior: Battling for rearview cameras – again

September 27, 2013

9/27/2013 Road Warrior – JOHN CICHOWSKI If you bought a new car recently, there’s about a 50-50 chance that you can see where you’re going better than ever when you back out of your driveway. Learn more: 2013-09-27-road-warrior-rvsuit  

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