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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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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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