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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The Crazy (True) Story Of How Car Trunks Got Emergency Release Handles

February 11, 2021

by Elaine Roth February 10, 2021 Getty If you’ve watched enough Criminal Minds episodes, you’ve probably once or twice considered what you would do if you were in the victim’s shoes. Would you know the secret trick that meant the difference between life and death? Would you be able to think fast enough to save yourself and your loved ones? […]

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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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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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Easy Seat Belt Safety Checks to Protect Your Children and Avoid Tragedy

October 2, 2020

How to guard against child strangulation risks with seat belts and other key safety advice By Jeff S. Bartlett. October 01, 2020 Seat belts are among the oldest and most effective safety devices on cars. The latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that 14,955 lives were saved in 2017 due to […]

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Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

September 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C) Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Webinars celebrating past successes belie lack of recent progress and an over-reliance on ineffective nonbinding guidance   The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was […]

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Advocate discusses federal bill after 3-year-old girl dies after being left in hot car in Edmond

August 19, 2020

WATCH VIDEO REPORT HERE: https://www.koco.com/article/advocate-discusses-federal-bill-after-3-year-old-girl-dies-after-being-left-in-hot-car-in-edmond/33638188   EDMOND, Okla. — Edmond police are still investigating the tragic death of a 3-year-old girl who was left in a hot vehicle for several hours Monday. Authorities told KOCO 5 that her father called 911 after finding his daughter in an SUV Monday evening. Police said the girl was […]

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