Road Warrior: Safety advocates contend highway bill won’t cut it

November 15, 2015

“What good is a law that kills more people than it saves?” said Russ Swift, a former New Jerseyan and co-chairman of Florida-based Parents Against Tired Truck Drivers.

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Feds: Every child should have a seat belt on the school bus

November 10, 2015

In an announcement that will impact millions of schoolchildren, the federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recommending seat belts in every school bus in the nation. TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen reports.

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10 Fascinating But Forgotten Women From American History

November 5, 2015

On October 29, 1995, Janette Fennell was carjacked along with her husband and nine-month-old son. A pair of armed thugs burst into her garage, tossed the couple into the trunk of their Lexus, and then sped off…

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No back-up camera on your car? Add one

November 1, 2015

The NHTSA estimates that more than 200 people and 15,000 injuries occur annually because of backing-up crashes, with many of the fatalities occurring to children younger than 5.

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How a small White House agency stalls life-saving regulations

October 28, 2015

The little-known Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs can delay, rewrite or kill rules mandated by Congress, and as the case of requiring rearview cameras on cars shows, it often uses that power.

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In A Tight Spot, Abducted Family Struggled For Freedom — And Hope

October 23, 2015

Janette Fennell tells the terrifying story that led to her dedicated career in child vehicle safety. She was kidnapped, locked in the trunk of her vehicle with her husband, driven out to the middle of nowhere and left to die, all the while not knowing what had happened to their infant son who had been in the vehicle with them…

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Ohio bill would protect people from legal trouble if they would break into car to save a child or a pet

October 13, 2015

A new bill could protect Ohioans from legal trouble if they break into a car to save a child or a pet. Senators Jim Hughes and Frank LaRose are sponsoring Senate Bill 215, which states a person would be granted immunity from civil liability for any damage resulting from the forcible entry of a motor vehicle for the purpose of removing a minor or an animal from the vehicle because the minor or the animal is in imminent danger of suffering harm.

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Child seat sounds off when child is left in car

October 7, 2015

It’s a headline seen too often in warm months: A small child, inadvertently left behind in a car, dies of heat stroke. On Sept. 23 the victim was an 8-month-old boy in Macedonia, Ohio.

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Child heatstroke deaths in cars: accident or crime?

October 4, 2015

Last week, a young mother of four was sentenced to 10 years in prison for unknowingly leaving her infant son in a car, where temperatures rose to more than 125 degrees.

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Road Warrior: Feds don’t count hundreds of traffic deaths

September 27, 2015

A motor vehicle death is a motor vehicle death. They should all be counted — regardless of when, regardless of where.”

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