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Mandatory rear-view car cameras could save 100s

March 4, 2012

3/4/2012 CBS News – Mark Strassmann  The federal government said last week it’s temporarily delaying a mandate that rear-view cameras be installed in every new vehicle sold, but the rule will still be implemented by the end of this year. Learn More: 2012-03-04-cbs-news

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Road Warrior: Jury’s still out on rearview cameras

March 3, 2012

3/3/2012 Road Warrior – NorthJersey.com – JOHN CICHOWSKI After four years of false starts, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood last week came close to asking Congress to force automakers to mandate rearview cameras on all new cars, a feature designed to save 100 lives a year — half of them toddlers killed by cars backing […]

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Editorial | Backing up safely

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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