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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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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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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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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