Texas Family Warns of Driveway and Blind Zone Dangers

September 14, 2022

By Diana Zoga • Published September 13, 2022 • Updated on September 13, 2022 at 10:55 pm     The NBC 5 Responds team is shedding light on a blind zone in front of many popular vehicles. A Texas mom said it lead to devastating consequences for her family. Read on for their story and what safety advocates want drivers to know. “IT […]

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Federal Agency to Review ‘Frontover’ Blind Zone Crashes After I-Team Report

August 31, 2022

Susan Hogan, News4 Consumer Investigative Reporter, Rick Yarborough, Steve Jones, Lance Ing and Jeff Piper – Yesterday 2:15 PM The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has agreed to review “frontover” crashes following an investigation by the News4 I-Team. 18249810350-1080pnbcstations© Provided by NBC Washington D.C. In July, the I-Team profiled the tragic story of a Virginia family who lost their […]

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Senator wants federal agency to address deaths caused by large SUV front blind zones

August 25, 2022

Each year, at least 3,000 children are injured and an average of nearly 60 kids are killed in frontover accidents in the United States. Credit: WTHR Author: Bob Segall Published: 1:04 PM EDT August 25, 2022 Updated: 1:24 PM EDT August 25, 2022   INDIANAPOLIS — Millions of vehicles have a large and potentially-deadly blind zone that many […]

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Federal law to address vehicle safety standards, crash prevention & increased fatalities

May 13, 2022

By Lurah Lowery on May 12, 2022, Legal | Technology The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that became law in November 2021 not only lays out a spending plan for the repair of roads and bridges but also requires vehicle safety standard revisions and research as well as safety component additions over the next one to three years. As attorney Michael R. […]

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Consumer Reports Worries About Increasing Danger With Pickup Trucks

July 29, 2021

by Allison Barfield on July 28, 2021 It’s no secret that we like our pickup trucks. There’s a constant battle between the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, and Ram 1500 to be the best. But as trucks grow in size and popularity, they’re also becoming increasingly dangerous. Pickup trucks are becoming more dangerous 2021 Ram 1500 | Ram Pickup trucks are one […]

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Driveway Danger: Child safety organization warns of ‘frontover’ car crashes

May 27, 2021

BY KAREN HENSEL, DANIEL COHEN MAY 26, 2021 Watch the video report at: https://wsvn.com/news/special-reports/driveway-danger-child-safety-organization-warns-of-frontover-car-crashes/ (WSVN) – What parents can’t see can injure, or even kill, children in their own driveways. 7’s Karen Hensel has an alarming demonstration every family needs to see in tonight’s special report: Driveway Danger. A distraught mother in agony. Three-year-old Mimi Carmilus had […]

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The Trouble with Today’s Automatic Emergency Braking Systems

May 17, 2021

By Jeff Day  May 11, 2021 Image via Wikimedia Commons Nearly 100 new cars and SUVs released in the United States this year will come equipped with automatic emergency braking systems that proponents say will protect pedestrians on our streets — but some advocates want the government set to stronger standards to ensure they actually work […]

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The US Invented Life-Saving Car Safety Ratings. Now They’re Useless.

March 15, 2021

The New Car Assessment Program helped prove that car-buyers care about safety. But the program, now decades behind modern standards, no longer serves its purpose. By Aaron Gordon March 4, 2021, 8:10am Moveable explores the future of transportation, infrastructure, energy, and cities. SEE MORE → In the summer of 1980, Jack Gillis, then a 30-year-old employee […]

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Childproof Your Ride – Take Steps to Avoid Hidden Dangers In And Around Cars

March 9, 2021

As a conscientious parent, you’ve researched and bought the very best car seat with the highest safety ratings. You’ve had your car seat professionally installed by a certified car seat expert. But have you childproofed your ride? Your child won’t be safe until you do. KidsAndCars (https://www.kidsandcars.org) has launched a national program called “Childproof Your […]

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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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