Emergency Trunk-Release Lever Saves Lives

9/21/2012

Cars.com – Jennifer Geiger

For the 2002 model year, all cars were required to feature a standard glow-in-the-dark trunk-release lever, which opens the compartment from the inside in the event of an emergency. Since the mandate, no children have died in the trunk of a car equipped with the lever, but accidental trunk entrapment in older cars has killed at least 22 children since 2002, according to safety watchdog and advocacy group Kids and Cars.

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Posted on Friday, September 21st, 2012 at 7:53 pm in category Latest News, Trunk Entrapment