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What you need to know about automatic reverse braking

February 2, 2016

Automatic reverse braking systems have the potential to prevent a particularly tragic type of accident.

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Good Samaritan Vehicle-Rescue Bill Gets Final OK From Lawmakers

January 28, 2016

The Florida Senate approved a bill Thursday to allow Floridians to break into a vehicle in order to rescue distressed people or animals left unattended.

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Drivers offered tips to guard against carbon monoxide poisoning in winter weather

January 26, 2016

A motorist shovels snow to free up a vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike during a snowstorm on Saturday, in Port Reading, N.J.  People are cautioned in winter storms to make sure now or ice doesn’t cover tailpipes to prevent carbon monoxide poisioning.

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Keyless Automobile Ignition Systems Are Fatally Flawed, Critics Say

January 5, 2016

You wouldn’t deliberately leave your car running after you pull into the garage, but if that car has a keyless push-button ignition you could forget to turn it off. With an attached garage, the carbon monoxide spewing out of the tailpipe could very easily seep into your house, causing illness or death.

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Number of deaths linked to keyless ignition jumps, senator pushes NHTSA to act

December 21, 2015

A growing number of deaths and injuries from carbon monoxide poisonings linked to keyless ignition vehicles has prompted Sen. Bob Casey to push the Department of Transportation to take prompt action to prevent more fatalities.

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What’s more dangerous for your child in a car seat — a coat, or the cold?

December 18, 2015

Advocacy groups are telling parents to remove their child’s coat before putting them in the car seat. But that also leaves the child vulnerable to hypothermia after an accident.

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CALL 6: Indiana leading the way in tracking children left on school buses

December 17, 2015

A national safety group is using Indiana data on children left on school buses in an effort to prompt other states to track the problem as well.

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The Major Car Seat Danger You Might Be Missing

December 15, 2015

As winter approaches, a recent crash test warns parents against dressing their children in thick winter coats while fastened in a car seat.

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Car seat alert: Could wearing a winter coat endanger your child?

December 14, 2015

It’s a mistake any parent can easily make in winter: putting your child in a car seat bundled up in their winter coat. And it could be deadly.

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Wheaton nurse fights DCFS child neglect finding

December 4, 2015

Has impulse to protect children encroached on parental rights?

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