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Editorial | Backing up safely

March 3, 2012

3/3/2012 The Courier-Journal Editorial The stories to be found at kidsandcars.org are every parent’s nightmare. Only the nightmares are true for the families represented there. Learn More: 2012-03-02-courier-journal-editorial

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Government Backs Up On Rearview Car Cameras

March 2, 2012

3/2/2012 NPR – Brian Naylor The statistics are pretty grim — on average 300 people a year die after being hit by cars backing up, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Half of them are children younger than 5. Learn More: 2012-03-02-npr

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“Back-over deaths devastate families Mandatory cameras are again deferred”

3/2/2012 The Tennessean – Brian Haas “Tragic accident.” It’s the description given, over and over again, as four U.S. families every week bury a loved one — often a child — who was backed over and killed. It’s one that Tiffiany Schmidt, 31, heard when her 2-year-old son, Wesley, was backed over by his father […]

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The danger of blind zones

March 1, 2012

3/1/2012 Consumer Reports This chart shows the length of the blind zone of each listed vehicle. The distance noted is how far behind the vehicle a 28-inch traffic cone had to be before the person, sitting in the driver’s seat, could see its top by looking through the rear window. Learn More: Consumer-Reports-BlindZone-Measurements-March-2012

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BABBLING BROOK: Children are dying; we bailed out automakers, now we should demand back-up cameras/sensors on all cars

3/1/2012 Las Cruces Sun News – Brook Stockberger Have you ever started to back up your vehicle and then caught movement in your rearview mirror? Maybe a person darting behind you, or another car backing out at the same time in a parking lot? Me too. Learn More: 2012-03-01-lascruces-sun-news

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Mandatory rearview cameras in vehicles would help save children: An editorial

3/1/2012 The Times-Picayune – Editorial page staff For more than a year the Obama administration has postponed issuing rules to phase in the camera requirement. The latest delay came this week, when Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the rules, originally required by February 2011, won’t be ready until the end of the year. Learn More: 2012-03-01-times-picayune

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Decision to require rear view cameras for new cars delayed

February 29, 2012

2/29/2012 KDVR – Kim Posey Every week people are killed in back-over accidents. That’s something Anthony Nunez knows all too well. Back in 2007, he accidentally ran over his two-year-old son in his Denver driveway and killed him. Learn More: 2012-02-29-kdvr

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Back up cameras to become mandatory in all cars

2/29/2012 Action News Jacksonville – Noël McLaren Time never heals the wound a mother suffers when she loses her precious child. Eight years ago, Ellen Adam’s husband accidentally backed his minivan over their 1-year-old baby girl, Ashley, in Ponte Vedra Beach. She died from her injuries. Sadly, her husband never recovered from the incident, and […]

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Money Minute: Not enough focus on rearview cameras [Video]

2/29/2012 Los Angeles Times – David Lazarus Sometimes you just gotta wonder. Federal regulators have been calling on the auto industry for years to help reduce accidents by installing rearview cameras on vehicles. Yet an official rule requiring such technology on new cars and trucks keeps getting postponed. Learn More: 2012-02-29-latimes-money-minute

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Life-Saving Rearview Camera Regulations Delayed Again by U.S.

2/29/2012 International Business Times – Brett LoGiurato For a split second, Sue Auriemma thought the screams came from the neighborhood kids. For a split second, she continued to back up her car in her driveway, unaware that her 3-year-old daughter, Kate, was behind the right rear tire. Learn More: 2012-02-29-international-business-times

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