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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Joint Statement: The Motor Vehicle Safety Title Advances Important Technology and Programs that will Save Lives, Reduce Injuries and Contain Crash Costs

June 22, 2020

  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Center for Auto Safety Consumer Federation of America KidsAndCars.org     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2020    CONTACTS: Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   Janette Fennell, President and Founder, KidsAndCars.org, Janette@KidsAndCars.org / 415-336-9279 (C)   Amber Rollins, Director, KidsAndCars.org, Amber@KidsAndCars.org […]

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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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The Government Must Decide If It Wants Pedestrians to Die or Not

April 30, 2020

A new report by the Government Accountability Office concludes that the government knows more pedestrians are dying on American roads, but simply chooses not to do anything about it. By Aaron Gordon Apr 27 2020, 12:19pm ShareTweetSnap IMAGE: JASON KOEBLER More than 36,000 people were killed in car crashes in the United States in 2018, but […]

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13 Investigates reveals hidden dangers in your vehicle’s ‘blind zone’

February 24, 2020

WTHR.COM STAFF PUBLISHED: APR 25TH, 2019 – 5:55PM (EDT), UPDATED: AUG 9TH, 2019 – 4:50PM (EDT) Play Video INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — 13 Investigates measured the blind zone in front of 22 vehicles. The goal is to help drivers better understand how much space in front of their vehicle is obstructed from view, posing a potential danger […]

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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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Experiment involving SUV reveals hidden danger for small children

July 26, 2019

Advocacy group wants to see 360-degree cameras installed on all vehicles Updated: 10:00 PM CDT Jul 25, 2019 Donna Pitman  KMBC 9 News Anchor WATCH VIDEO REPORT KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Drivers are likely oblivious to a danger often hiding in plain sight when they are behind the wheel. KMBC 9 News anchor Donna Pitman made […]

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Front & Center: Popular cars come with hidden, dangerous blind zones

May 28, 2019

By: Tiffany Salameh Facebook | Twitter Posted: May 21, 2019 6:24 PM EST Watch video report HERE SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Blind spots are becoming bigger and more dangerous in millions of popular cars. Those blinds spots aren’t to the sides or behind those vehicles either. Most drivers have no idea they even exists and they’re directly in front […]

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