Rear crash prevention ratings aim to cut parking lot collisions

February 22, 2018

IIHS News | February 22, 2018 ARLINGTON, Va. — Parking crashes usually don’t result in serious injuries, but repair costs can quickly mount, along with the hassle of going without the family vehicle while waiting for the body shop to finish work. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has launched a rear crash prevention ratings […]

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NHTSA falling behind on auto regulations, lawmakers say

February 14, 2018

February 14, 2018 @ 3:13 pm Eric Kulisch Heidi King: “We believe the budget does reflect the resources needed to succeed.” Photo credit: Courtesy of the Energy and Commerce Committee WASHINGTON — Members of a House panel wondered Wednesday whether NHTSA is stretched too thin to fulfill a growing list of responsibilities for ensuring motor vehicle safety […]

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Hired drivers let baby ride without car seat

February 4, 2018

Andy Alcock   10:43 PM, Feb 4, 2018 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Babies are the most precious cargo you can carry. The 41 Action News Investigators wanted to see if ride share and cab drivers would take a baby passenger without a car seat. Amber Andreasen agreed to meet the 41 Action News Investigators at the Plaza […]

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Imagine forgetting a child in a hot car …

January 26, 2018

By Joline Gutierrez Krueger / Journal Staff Writer Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 11:42pm ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Look at that face, those eyes as blue as robin’s eggs, the baby teeth of her smile, and imagine forgetting her.Listen to her chatter, the way she stretched the word “puppy” – her favorite animal – like it was […]

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Mother of child who died in a hot car advocates for child safety

January 19, 2018

IT WAS supposed to be a fun, family outing with visiting relatives. But a simple change in routine changed Dawn Peabody’s life. Vanessa Brown, January 19, 2018 IT WAS the warm October day Dawn Peabody will never forget. Her in-laws were visiting their home in Phoenix, Arizona. To celebrate the family coming together, Dawn and […]

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A first-time CES entrepreneur, age 82

January 10, 2018

Chris Ip, @chrisiptw  01.10.18 in Transportation Chris Ip On the first official morning of CES, Carol Staninger stopped and started her motorized wheelchair through the cavernous Sands Expo and Convention Center, trying — sometimes failing — not to clip the herd of eager attendees who overlooked the octogenarian at chest height. A service elevator took Staninger, with gray […]

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CES 2018: New sensor technology could prevent ‘hot car’ infant deaths

January 9, 2018

By Andrew Craft | Fox News The theme of passenger-aware vehicles is taking the Consumer Electronics Show, underway this week in Las Vegas, by storm. As technology evolves to have the passenger and the car totally in sync, one Israeli company has developed a sensor that can detect even the slightest movement from a human or […]

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The 5 worst car seat mistakes parents are making

November 2, 2017

(iStock) By Elisabeth Leamy November 2 at 6:00 AM After the other driver ran a red light and plowed into her minivan, Christine Miller of Santa Clarita, Calif., looked in the back seat for her son Kyle, but he had been thrown from the vehicle and was gone forever.“If the scars on my heart were visible, people […]

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Forgetting a Child in a Back Seat Can Kill. Cars May Soon Warn You.

October 26, 2017

Wheels  By PAUL STENQUIST OCT. 26, 2017 A House bill passed last month would require new cars to include a device for detecting children in the back seat. CreditMatt Roth for The New York Times  At least 41 children have died of heatstroke this year after being left in the back seat of a parked vehicle. Since 1990, […]

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Hot Car Fatalities Are Year-Round Threat to Children and Pets

October 6, 2017

CR testing shows it doesn’t take hot weather for kids to wind up in danger By Emily A. Thomas, Ph.D. October 06, 2017 Even on mild weather days, the temperature inside a closed vehicle can reach dangerous levels within an hour, posing major health risks to small children or pets left inside, Consumer Reports testing […]

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