The 5 worst car seat mistakes parents are making

November 2, 2017

(iStock) By Elisabeth Leamy November 2 at 6:00 AM After the other driver ran a red light and plowed into her minivan, Christine Miller of Santa Clarita, Calif., looked in the back seat for her son Kyle, but he had been thrown from the vehicle and was gone forever. “If the scars on my heart were visible, […]

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New Study Released on Nontraffic Injuries and Fatalities in Young Children

September 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 27, 2017 Contact: KidsAndCars.org: Janette Fennell, [email protected], (484) 278-4641 or (415) 336-9279 KidsAndCars.org: Amber Andreasen, [email protected], (913) 732-2792 Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE [email protected], 401-275-3765 New Study Released on Nontraffic Injuries and Fatalities in Young Children First of its kind study focuses on hidden […]

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Fighting for life and protecting our children

September 13, 2017

By Casey Parker Posted Sep 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM    On April 1st, 2012, my daughter Skye Renee Jordan was hit by a truck. I will never forget the day as long as I live. I was organizing a volleyball tournament when I got the call from my husband — he had run over Skye with his truck. Everything […]

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Raelyn Balfour column: We need more car regulation to keep kids safe

September 12, 2017

By Raelyn Balfour, September 12, 2017 THINKSTOCK By Raelyn Balfour On the morning of March 30, 2007, I was positive that I had dropped off my son, Bryce, at his babysitter’s house. I did not learn until later that afternoon when the babysitter called that he was not with her. My son died after being […]

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After Boy Dies in Power Window Tragedy, Safety Expert Shares How to Keep Kids Safe in Cars

September 8, 2017

by Inside Edition 2:02 PM EDT, September 7, 2017 Playing After Boy Dies in Power Window Tragedy, Safety Expert Shares How to Keep Kids Safe in Cars As technological advances make everyday tasks like driving easier and more enjoyable, hidden dangers can also arise that put lives at risk — especially children. In August, 2-year-old Logan Vanderkleed died from injuries […]

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This regulatory ‘reform’ could roll back car safety, cost American lives

August 30, 2017

BY JANETTE FENNELL, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 08/23/17 07:40 AM EDT   I know firsthand how a two-inch piece of plastic can save a life. One night in October 1995, my husband and I returned home with our 9-month-old son. As we pulled into our garage, masked men appeared, put guns to our heads and shoved us […]

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DCFS releases PSA announcement reminding everyone to keep kids and pets safe in and around cars

July 10, 2017

published July 10 2017 11:23 AM SPRINGFIELD – Today, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), in partnership with KidsAndCars.org, released an audio public service announcement to build awareness on how to keep children safe in and around cars. The PSA is available in both English and Spanish and can be listened to […]

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Backup Cameras Save Lives — the RAA Would Endanger Them

June 14, 2017

25 May 2017 Cameron Gulbransen was accidentally killed at age two after being run over by an automobile without a backup camera. On Oct. 19, 2002, my wife Leslie and I soon learned the hardest lesson we will ever learn. It was 9:30 p.m., and Leslie and I had returned from dinner with friends. My […]

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Gamblers leave their kids in cars almost everywhere there are casinos

June 9, 2017

Jeff Barker Contact Reporter The Baltimore Sun, March 18, 2017 Documents: Mother left child in car for seven hours while she gambled at Baltimore casino. The 4-year-old girl, in her pink coat and leggings, had been sitting in the Silverado truck outside the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore for nearly seven hours on Thanksgiving night before two customers spotted […]

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Local woman takes ‘Hot Car Act’ to Washington

June 6, 2017

by Megan Rivers, Tuesday, June 6th 2017 WATCH VIDEO CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Taking her cause to the nation’s capitol after losing her daughter in a hot car death, a Lowcountry woman is heading to Washington to take a stand. Deona Bien is working to make sure no other parent has to feel that sorrow by […]

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