How are children left on school buses? Neuroscientist provides perspective

June 17, 2022

June 8, 2022 | by Taylor Hanon |  Unfortunately, instances of school bus drivers and attendants leaving children on a school bus happen all too often. But, David Diamond, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at the Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida, said other factors besides negligence could contribute to leaving a child behind. Diamond began his presentation […]

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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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The Safest Way to Drive While Pregnant

March 9, 2022

Standard seat belts aren’t designed for pregnancy but are still the best option. Here, CR’s advice on the right way to wear a seat belt when you’re expecting. By Rachel Rabkin Peachman, October 13, 2021 The correct way to buckle up when pregnant.Photo: Anatoliy Shumskiy/Consumer Reports It was a route Taylor and Ryan Olsen had […]

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Only 70% of People Say They Buckle up in the Back Seat: Survey

February 22, 2022

Delayed law angers grieving families who lost loved ones By Susan Hogan, Rick Yarborough, Steve Jones, Lance Ing, Carlos Olazagasti and Derek Debowski • Published February 21, 2022•Updated on February 21, 2022 at 7:09 pm Most people buckle up in the front seat, which is the law, and according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, adults have gotten the message that it’s safer […]

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Companies are racing to make self-driving cars. But why?

February 10, 2022

They may not be safer than human drivers. And they’ll make gridlock worse. Daniel Fishel for The Washington Post By David Zipper David Zipper is a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government, where he examines the interplay between transportation policy and technology. February 4, 2022 at 12:50 p.m. […]

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Is It Ever Okay To Leave Kids Alone In The Car?

December 13, 2021

Taking into consideration state laws as well as the safety of the situation can help parents determine if they should leave kids alone in the car. Every parent has been left with the conundrum of what age they could or should leave their kids alone in the car. After all, if just running into the store […]

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House Introduces a Sweeping Booster Seat Safety Law to Protect Children in Car Crashes

October 29, 2021

The Booster Seat Safety Act was prompted by a ProPublica investigation and a subsequent congressional probe that found manufacturers had misled parents about the safety of booster seats and endangered children’s lives. by Patricia CallahanOct. 26, 11 a.m. EDT ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon […]

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I-Team: Preventing rollaway crashes with safety features, legislation

October 27, 2021

  I-Team: Preventing rollaway crashes with safety features, legislation by: Taylor Knight Posted: Oct 21, 2021 / 02:08 PM EDT / Updated: Oct 21, 2021 / 06:59 PM EDT SEEKONK, Mass. (WWLP) – Push to start ignitions are now the norm in cars, but safety advocates are warning these come with the potential danger of a rollaway crash. The 22News […]

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At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

October 25, 2021

In this Oct. 12 photo, David and Wendy Mills, parents of Kailee Mills who was killed four years ago in an automobile accident when riding in the back seat without a seat belt, with a photo of their daughter at their home in Spring, Texas. [ MICHAEL WYKE | AP ] By Associated Press Published -October 17, 2021 […]

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Kids left alone in cars a crime (L.A. PARKER COLUMN)

October 7, 2021

By L.A. PARKER | laparker@trentonian.com | The Trentonian PUBLISHED: September 11, 2021 at 8:01 p.m. | UPDATED: September 13, 2021 at 11:06 a.m. Dateline: Philadelphia. It’s Wednesday about 10:30 p.m. when a mother entered a store on Cottman Avenue and Horrocks Street. She left the car running with her 9-month-old son inside. Of course, no Nostradamus skills are necessary to predict what […]

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