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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Changes in vehicle safety standards influenced by one woman

June 7, 2021

3rd June 2021, 17:19 by Rahul Nagaraj Over the years, Fennell and her association have fought to pass legislations mandating multiple other safety features as well. Janette Fennell has played an instrumental role in standardizing a number of safety features on cars, starting with the glow-in-the-dark emergency release lever inside the boot. Back in 1995, Janette Fennell […]

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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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Hyundai adds child heatstroke prevention technology to Alabama-built vehicles

May 5, 2021

By Michael Tomberlin, May 4, 2021 The Rear Occupant Alert system will now be standard on a number of Hyundai vehicles, including those built in Alabama. (Hyundai) Hyundai has made its Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) technology available in 13 vehicles, including cars and SUVs built in Alabama. The automaker is helping address the issue of pediatric […]

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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 (http://www.kidsandcars.org) has launched a national program called “Childproof Your […]

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