Safety tech in cars can cut backup crashes by 78 percent, study finds

February 22, 2018

CBS NEWS February 22, 2018, 1:15 PM Watch video report New technology in cars is significantly cutting the number of backup crashes, according to a new report. Rear automatic braking, an option in just 5 percent of new vehicles, is linked to a 62 percent drop in reported backup accidents in cars with that equipment. Combining […]

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Rear crash prevention ratings aim to cut parking lot collisions

IIHS News | February 22, 2018 ARLINGTON, Va. — Parking crashes usually don’t result in serious injuries, but repair costs can quickly mount, along with the hassle of going without the family vehicle while waiting for the body shop to finish work. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has launched a rear crash prevention ratings […]

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New Study Released on Nontraffic Injuries and Fatalities in Young Children

September 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 27, 2017 Contact: KidsAndCars.org: Janette Fennell, Janette@KidsAndCars.org, (484) 278-4641 or (415) 336-9279 KidsAndCars.org: Amber Andreasen, Amber@KidsAndCars.org, (913) 732-2792 Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE zonfrillo@brown.edu, 401-275-3765 New Study Released on Nontraffic Injuries and Fatalities in Young Children First of its kind study focuses on hidden […]

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Fighting for life and protecting our children

September 13, 2017

By Casey Parker Posted Sep 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM    On April 1st, 2012, my daughter Skye Renee Jordan was hit by a truck. I will never forget the day as long as I live. I was organizing a volleyball tournament when I got the call from my husband — he had run over Skye with his truck. Everything […]

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Fighting for life and protecting our children

By Casey Parker Posted Sep 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM    On April 1st, 2012, my daughter Skye Renee Jordan was hit by a truck. I will never forget the day as long as I live. I was organizing a volleyball tournament when I got the call from my husband — he had run over Skye with his truck. Everything […]

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While Back-Up Cameras Help Drivers See Behind Vehicles, They Aren’t Foolproof

August 26, 2017

August 26, 2017 12:06 AM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Back-up cameras help drivers to see things behind the bumper that we normally wouldn’t, but are we relying too heavily on them? By checking your rear and side view mirrors, you would hope to see something sitting in your driveway, especially if it’s a good 10 to […]

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Backup Cameras Save Lives — the RAA Would Endanger Them

June 14, 2017

25 May 2017 Cameron Gulbransen was accidentally killed at age two after being run over by an automobile without a backup camera. On Oct. 19, 2002, my wife Leslie and I soon learned the hardest lesson we will ever learn. It was 9:30 p.m., and Leslie and I had returned from dinner with friends. My […]

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Backup Cameras Save Lives — the RAA Would Endanger Them

25 May 2017 Cameron Gulbransen was accidentally killed at age two after being run over by an automobile without a backup camera. On Oct. 19, 2002, my wife Leslie and I soon learned the hardest lesson we will ever learn. It was 9:30 p.m., and Leslie and I had returned from dinner with friends. My […]

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What You Need to Know About Backup Cameras

May 16, 2016

5/16/16, Cars.com 2016 GMC Terrain Denali Cars.com photo by Angela Conners CARS.COM — Backup cameras are more than just a cool feature: They can be lifesavers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is making those cameras mandatory, and for good reason: The agency wants to help prevent the 210 fatalities and 15,000 injuries caused each […]

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How large is the blind zone behind your vehicle?

February 8, 2016

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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