How to Escape Your Car if You’re Stuck During a Flood or Storm

September 6, 2017

by Inside Edition 9:54 AM EDT, September 6, 2017 As vehicles were left floating and damaged in the flooded streets in Houston, car safety expert Janette Fennell weighs in on how to stay safe. (Getty) As hurricane season devastates the country, many desperate residents have found themselves facing danger in the place they hoped would take them to […]

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Unlocking backseat heatstroke deaths

September 1, 2017

Two summers ago, 2-year-old Leasia Carter of Belair-Edison died in the backseat of a Lincoln because her dad, who had been drinking on a Father’s Day celebration, had forgotten she was there. In February of this year, that man was sentenced to eight years in prison for what he confessed to be a “horrible mistake.” […]

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BABY GIRL DIES IN CAR AS MOM WORKED ALL DAY — 911 CALL TELLS HEART-WRENCHING STORY

August 30, 2017

A 15-month-old baby girl died while strapped into her car seat in the backseat of her mother’s car while her mom worked all day. When the baby’s mother returned to the car at the end of her workday, she discovered the baby and by that time, it was too late. While the official cause of […]

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

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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While Back-Up Cameras Help Drivers See Behind Vehicles, They Aren’t Foolproof

August 26, 2017

August 26, 2017 12:06 AM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Back-up cameras help drivers to see things behind the bumper that we normally wouldn’t, but are we relying too heavily on them? By checking your rear and side view mirrors, you would hope to see something sitting in your driveway, especially if it’s a good 10 to […]

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Cars Are Starting To Remind Us Not To Leave Baby In The Back Seat

August 24, 2017

By SELENA SIMMONS-DUFFIN • AUG 24, 2017VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of 2 Rear Seat Reminder, designed to remind drivers to check the back seat as they exit their vehicles, will be offered in many Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles by the 2018 model year. GENERAL MOTORS Originally published on August 24, 2017 8:01 pm Your car already reminds you of a […]

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Lawsuit filed to force DOT to issue rear seatbelt warning rule

August 16, 2017

by Nick Gosnell  on August 16, 2017 at 4:34 PM KidsAndCars.org and The Center for Auto Safety filed suit in federal court Wednesday to compel the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to implement a law passed by Congress in 2012, and issue a standard requiring a rear seat safety belt warning system. “They were set to meet the deadline […]

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If a child is left in a hot car, the vehicle should alert you, advocates for law say

August 6, 2017

In this June 18, 2014, photo, police investigate an SUV where a toddler died near Marietta, Ga., when the father forgot to drop his child off at day care and went to work. (Ben Gray / AP) Mary Wisniewski Contact ReporterChicago Tribune Jennifer Hilton is a loving mother who would never put a child in danger. […]

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No one is immune

August 1, 2017

By Jessie Wagoner [email protected] Aug 1, 2017 Updated Aug 1, 2017 National Child Vehicular Heatstroke Prevention Day activities were held nationwide Monday in hopes of preventing child deaths associated with being left in hot cars. Already this year 30 children have died — two in Arizona over the weekend — after being left in hot cars. “No one […]

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Hot car deaths reach record numbers in July

By Susan Scutti, CNN Updated 5:07 PM ET, Tue August 1, 2017 Story highlights On average, 37 children die each year after being left in a car Legislation, technologies are not enough, expert advises (CNN)As of July 31, the number of children across the United States who have died of heatstroke when left in hot cars […]

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