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Keyless ignition deaths: Mounting cases reinforce US – leading threat

February 10, 2016

Additional cases coming to loight are only reinforcing just how deadly an invisible and odorless threat has proven to be in Palm Beach County.

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Kids in hot cars bill heading to SC governor

February 8, 2016

A bill is  now heading to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk to protect people who break windows to rescue children in hot cars.  The bill gives immunity from civil liability for damage to vehicles resulting from someone breaking in to save a child or vulnerable adult.

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How large is the blind zone behind your vehicle?

Back up cameras won’t simply be an option on vehicles by 2018.  Families who’ve lost loved ones in back over accidents pushed for the law requiring them in all new cars.

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What you need to know about automatic reverse braking

February 2, 2016

Automatic reverse braking systems have the potential to prevent a particularly tragic type of accident.

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Good Samaritan Vehicle-Rescue Bill Gets Final OK From Lawmakers

January 28, 2016

The Florida Senate approved a bill Thursday to allow Floridians to break into a vehicle in order to rescue distressed people or animals left unattended.

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Drivers offered tips to guard against carbon monoxide poisoning in winter weather

January 26, 2016

A motorist shovels snow to free up a vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike during a snowstorm on Saturday, in Port Reading, N.J.  People are cautioned in winter storms to make sure now or ice doesn’t cover tailpipes to prevent carbon monoxide poisioning.

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Keyless Automobile Ignition Systems Are Fatally Flawed, Critics Say

January 5, 2016

You wouldn’t deliberately leave your car running after you pull into the garage, but if that car has a keyless push-button ignition you could forget to turn it off. With an attached garage, the carbon monoxide spewing out of the tailpipe could very easily seep into your house, causing illness or death.

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Number of deaths linked to keyless ignition jumps, senator pushes NHTSA to act

December 21, 2015

A growing number of deaths and injuries from carbon monoxide poisonings linked to keyless ignition vehicles has prompted Sen. Bob Casey to push the Department of Transportation to take prompt action to prevent more fatalities.

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What’s more dangerous for your child in a car seat — a coat, or the cold?

December 18, 2015

Advocacy groups are telling parents to remove their child’s coat before putting them in the car seat. But that also leaves the child vulnerable to hypothermia after an accident.

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CALL 6: Indiana leading the way in tracking children left on school buses

December 17, 2015

A national safety group is using Indiana data on children left on school buses in an effort to prompt other states to track the problem as well.

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