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Back Up Cameras To Be Installed In All New Cars

February 28, 2012

2/28/2012 CBS News – Chris May Karen Cuputo’s toddler didn’t survive a backover accident in 2007. The Carlisle mother told Eyewitness News about the loss of her 20-month-old son Dillon. “You never get over it, you deal with it,” said Karen. “You try to make something positive come out of the tragedy.” Learn More: 2012-02-28-cbs3-philadelphia

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Small Group of Safety Advocates Change Auto Industry

2/28/2012 ThePopTort.com It’s not every day that we cover extraordinary success stories against the recalcitrant (to put it mildly) auto industry, and it’s all thanks to a few relentless safety advocates. According to a front page article in today’s New York Times, “Federal regulators plan to announce this week that automakers will be required to […]

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U.S. Rule Set for Cameras at Cars’ Rear

2/28/2012 The New York Times – Nick Bunkley Federal regulators plan to announce this week that automakers will be required to put rearview cameras in all passenger vehicles by 2014 to help drivers see what is behind them. Learn More: 2012-02-28-ny-times-rear-viz

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Mom Fights To Pass Law, Get Son Medical Treatment

February 27, 2012

2/27/2012 KOCO (Oklahoma City) A family is fighting to protect children after their son was left in a hot day care van for nine hours in 2007. Demarion Pittman was left with brain damage after the incident. Learn More: 2012-02-27-koco-damarian-pittman

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Doctors Offer Tips To Prevent Driveway Accidents

February 17, 2012

2/17/2012 News Channel 5 – Marcus Washington NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A tragic driveway accident took the life of Nashville Mayor Dean’s two-year-old niece. Learn More: 2012-02-17-news-channel-5

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Backover Accident Highlights Dangers

2/17/2012 FOX17 Each week 50 kids across the country are injured in back over accidents, and two of them are killed. It’s called the blind zone, and its dangerous dimensions are found behind any vehicle. Learn More: 2012-02-17-fox17

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Backing up blind: what you don’t see in the mirrors

February 8, 2012

2/8/2012 KGUN 9 News – Kimberly Romo Griebel said she could see nothing. There were 120 children…7 kindergarten classes…in her blind zone. Learn More: 2012-02-08-kgun-backing-up-blindly

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Could your child escaped from locked car trunk?

February 6, 2012

2/6/2012 KPRC News (Houston) Sometimes children play in places they shouldn’t, like the trunk of the car. If your child got trapped inside, could he or she get out? Learn More: 2012-02-06-kprc-trunk-Could your child escape

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Leawood woman saved countless lives

February 2, 2012

2/2/2012 NBC Action News – Curtis Jay Janette Fennel of Leawood has one remarkable story of how in one instant, back in 1995, her life changed forever. Learn More: 2012-02-02-nbc-kc

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Child-safety group: Deadly ‘back-over’ accidents preventable

January 24, 2012

1/25/2012 The Californian – Andy Stiny In the second incident of its kind in four months, a relative fatally backed over a toddler in Salinas on Sunday in a tragedy that child safety advocates say is preventable if the driver could have seen the danger. Learn More: 2012-01-24-the-californian

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