The Crazy (True) Story Of How Car Trunks Got Emergency Release Handles

February 11, 2021

by Elaine Roth February 10, 2021 Getty If you’ve watched enough Criminal Minds episodes, you’ve probably once or twice considered what you would do if you were in the victim’s shoes. Would you know the secret trick that meant the difference between life and death? Would you be able to think fast enough to save yourself and your loved ones? […]

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Your car has a release handle in its trunk — here’s why

February 1, 2021

The glow-in-the-dark pull took a while to become a standard feature, but it’s saved hundreds of lives since it has by LORRAINE SOMMERFELD   | 1 HOUR AGO You may not know it, but every passenger car built after 2002 has a trunk release mechanism built into the trunk. It was mandated on September 1, 2001 by the U.S. […]

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Auto safety agency faces calls for overhaul as Biden presidency begins

January 22, 2021

January 21st, 2021 | by Christopher Jensen / New York Times News Service For decades, across administrations of Republicans and Democrats, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has faced criticism from safety advocates who accuse it of routinely falling short of its mission. Among their complaints: That the agency fails to promptly detect and act on […]

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BWW Review: Susan Morgan Cooper’s Riveting Expose On Hot Car Deaths: FATAL DISTRACTION

January 11, 2021

A compelling exposé of the tragedy of hot car deaths, a trial, and available solutions to avoidable harm by Herbert Paine Jan. 8, 2021        Child vehicular heatstroke. Since 1990, 940 children in the United States have died in hot cars. The average number of deaths per year: 39 or one every 9 days! (Source: KidsAndCars.org) If you are among those […]

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THE INVESTIGATORS: Blind zones on cars pose hidden danger for kids

January 5, 2021

By Scottie Hunter | January 4, 2021 at 5:41 PM CST – Updated January 4 at 10:21 PM   WATCH VIDEO REPORT: https://www.wafb.com/2021/01/04/investigators-blind-zones-cars-pose-hidden-danger-kids/ BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – A month after a 1-year-old was accidentally hit and killed in Baker, the 9News Investigators have found a hidden blind zone on cars that could put more children at risk. […]

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In Battle Against “The Highway Disease,” Traffic Safety Agency Attacked as Asleep at the Wheel

December 16, 2020

By Myron Levin and Eli Wolfe on December 16, 2020 Former President Lyndon Johnson was probably not the first, nor certainly the last, to note that more Americans have died on the nation’s roads than in all of its wars combined. He called it “the highway disease” in a speech in 1966, when he signed legislation that aimed to curb […]

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Vayyar 4D Imaging Radar Sensor Set To Revolutionise Automotive Safety By Cutting Complexity And Costs 

USA – English  Overcrowded with sensors – average cars forecast to have over 200 by 2030 NEWS PROVIDED BY Vayyar  Dec 15, 2020, 07:00 ET – Vayyar platform addresses multiple challenging safety requirements, providing unprecedented life-saving functionality for all car models (view the technology here). – Single multifunctional radar-on-chip (ROC) able to replace numerous traditional one-function […]

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‘Fatal Distraction’: Ross Harris documentary claims untold story about convicted father

November 23, 2020

Years after conviction for leaving his son in a hot car, Harris’ parents are speaking out and a documentary filmmaker hopes her work will bring about a new trial. CLICK HERE to watch the video report ‘Fatal Distraction’: Ross Harris documentary claims untold story about convicted father Volume 90% Author: Natisha Lance (11Alive), Christopher Buchanan Published: 11:06 […]

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Front blinds spots are a hidden danger on all vehicles

November 10, 2020

BY MICHELLE POE, DANIEL KOVACH & HEIDI HATCH, KUTV MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH 2020 SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It is the leading cause of deaths when children are around cars — and it’s not being backed over. The danger is the blind spot in the front of your vehicle. It’s something that’s not been widely talked about, […]

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Is leaving a child in a hot car a crime or accident? A look at 2 Lafayette cases

October 5, 2020

BY MEGAN WYATT | STAFF WRITER OCT 2, 2020 – 7:00 AM Baby Gavin Gholston and toddler Ryatt Hensley both faced untimely deaths after overheating in vehicles in Lafayette Parish. Gavin, 11 months, died on a June day in 2012 in a hot vehicle parked at a workplace after his father forgot to drop him […]

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