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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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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40 countries agree cars must have automatic braking

February 13, 2019

A U.N. agency says 40 countries led by Japan and the European Union _ but not the U.S. or China _ have agreed to require new cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with automated braking systems starting next year By JAMEY KEATEN Associated PressGENEVA — Feb 12, 2019 6:28 PM ET Forty countries led […]

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Collision Mitigation Advances

November 12, 2018

Fewer False Positives Among Improvements, Suppliers Say False positives have been greatly reduced as the technology has improved, Volvo Trucks says. (Volvo Trucks) Collision mitigation systems for trucks are becoming increasingly popular as they offer enhanced safety features, register fewer false activations and set the stage for increasing autonomous capabilities. When these systems first were […]

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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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Keven Moore: Avoid horrific driveway run-over accidents; take extra caution, heed these safety tips

May 24, 2018

May 24th, 2018 · One of the most horrific, unthinkable accidents that can happen to a child can take place less than a few feet from your very own front door. Run-over accidents in your driveway occur too often and are devastating to families, as 70 percent of the time, they involve another family member […]

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Kids And Cars

May 1, 2018

HERLIFE 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. We read the headlines of how another child lost their life after being left in an oppressively hot vehicle and shake our heads in dismay; […]

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