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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Always pay attention, never leave kids unattended

September 23, 2015

“I’m writing through tears right now. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would leave my child in a car. Unfortunately, I did today.”

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Death of infant forgotten in SUV was accidental, authorities say

September 22, 2015

On a hot July day, after his family had run multiple errands in their Ford Explorer, infant Nico Weaver was forgotten inside the SUV. The 11-month-old died.

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Why no required alarms for babies left in car seats?

September 21, 2015

If you heard about the Deltona Middle School teacher who left a 6-month-old baby in her car on Friday and thought, “I would never forget my child,” then you need to hear from Stephanie Salvilla.

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