Auto Safety: At the foundation of the House infrastructure bill

July 1, 2020

Cathy Chase, Joan Claybrook, Jason Levine and William Wallace, Opinion Contributor June 30, 2020 This spring, despite the entire country essentially being locked down or working from home and rush hour traffic becoming a distant memory, the long-standing public health crisis of auto fatalities remained. In fact, even with far fewer vehicles on the road, car […]

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Safety organization says it’s seeing uptick in ‘back-over’ accidents involving kids

June 17, 2020

Updated: 9:23 AM CDT Jun 15, 2020 Donna Pitman  KMBC 9 News Anchor Play Video KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Even as communities begin to open up and people begin to venture out, a safety organization said it’s seeing a growing problem with children. As more families remain home, especially with school officially out for the summer, many […]

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Hot Cars and Child Safety

May 6, 2020

Mother’s Perspective, HER Life Magazine, By Rebecca Flansburg We’ve heard the heartbreaking stories of a sleep-deprived parent, a hot car, an infant and a mistake that will haunt them for the rest of their life. In 2019, 52 children lost their lives in this manner. The reality is that non-traffic child/car-related deaths are not limited […]

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How large is your vehicle’s blind zone? Probably worse than you realize

October 9, 2019

INVESTIGATIONS Vehicle blind zones are putting children at risk, so we tested several vehicles to see just how much drivers are missing. Author: TEGNA staff Published: 1:23 PM EDT October 7, 2019 Updated: 12:40 AM EDT October 8, 2019   With inventions like backup camera in cars, it’s easy to think the number of children […]

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Childproofing Your Ride

Your car may feel like a second home, especially if you spend lots of time shuffling kids from school to activities and more. But the fact is, your car is statistically one of the most dangerous places your child can be. These are some of the most important safety tips set forth by  KidsAndCars.org In […]

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Millions of vehicles have unexpected, dangerous front blind zone

April 26, 2019

  The driver of this large SUV was surprised she could not see a dozen children in front of her vehicle. (WTHR) BOB SEGALL   PUBLISHED: APR 25TH, 2019 – 12:49PM (EDT) UPDATED: APR 25TH, 2019 – 10:13PM (EDT) INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Millions of popular vehicles have a hidden blind spot that puts children at an increased […]

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What’s new — and what’s missing — in your next new car

October 10, 2018

By RONALD MONTOYA Edmunds Oct 10, 2018 Updated Oct 10, 2018 Automakers are continually making changes in vehicles. These can be technological breakthroughs, such as the automatic emergency braking systems that are increasingly becoming standard on new cars. Some are mandated changes, such as a federal requirement that all vehicles have backup cameras, which went into effect […]

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HONDA RECALLS ACCORD AND INSIGHT FOR REAR CAMERA PROBLEMS

September 28, 2018

Honda says 232,000 Accords and Insights in the U.S. have the wrong rear-view camera software. By David A. Wood , CarComplaints.com  Posted in Recalls  September 28, 2018 — Honda is recalling 232,000 Accords and Insights in the U.S. to repair rear camera problems. The 2018 Honda Accords and 2019 Honda Insights have rear-view camera displays programmed with the wrong software. Honda […]

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Mother: When you lose a child to a ‘backover’ accident, ‘you never get over it’

July 6, 2018

Kristen Swilley  11:21 PM, Jul 5, 2018 CINCINNATI — Seven-year-old Gino DiMario, who loved piano lessons and going to church with his family, was dead by the time first responders arrived at his grandparents’ home on February 19, 2005. He had been playing in the parking lot when a family member, not noticing the thatch of […]

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Frontover deaths involving kids skyrocketing with truck and SUV popularity

June 4, 2018

Angie Koehle 5:00 PM, Jun 4, 2018 1:04 PM, Jun 5, 2018 roads | let joe know PHOENIX – Federal law now requires all new cars sold in the US to come equipped with rear cameras and screens. It’s to prevent backover crashes, many times involving small children. The recent change is a huge victory for child safety advocates, […]

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