LI family turns car back-over tragedy into federal law

May 2, 2018

Kristin Thorne reports on the new federal law requiring vehicles to have backup cameras. By Kristin Thorne Wednesday, May 02, 2018 05:49PM SYOSSET, Long Island (WABC) — It’s not always easy to come to terms with mistakes we’ve made in our lives. Greg Gulbransen of Syosset knows all about that. 16 years ago he accidentally ran […]

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The Sirona M car seat keeps babies safe from forgetfulness and accidents

Far be it from us to ever encourage the use of a phone in a car, but there is a new smartphone-connected safety device for new parents that benefits from its mobile compatibility. Meet the Sirona M from Cybex, heralded as the world’s first and only smartphone-synched convertible car seat available, complete with SensorSafe 2.0 technology. These car seats […]

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National Heatstroke Prevention Day reminds parents to “look before you lock”

April 11, 2018

Monica Lopez, Corpus ChristiPublished 1:05 p.m. CT April 11, 2018 | Updated 4:44 p.m. CT April 11, 2018 Hundreds of infants and toddlers have died after accidentally being left in the car. This simple trick could help you never forget that your child is in the back seat. VPC (Photo: HStarr, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Forty-three children died in the […]

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Hot car deaths still problem despite push for Congress to require new reminder technology

Kara Kenney, 1:32 PM, Apr 11, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS — Ten children have died in hot cars in Indiana since 1990, and 37 kids die every year in the United States from vehicular heatstroke. The group KidsAndCars.Org is raising awareness Wednesday for National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Amber Andreasen, a spokesperson with KidsAndCars.Org, said many people don’t realize a child can […]

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The U.S. needs to move forward on rear-seat safety belts

March 20, 2018

By Fredrick Kunkle March 20 Email the author Safety advocates have sued the U.S. Department of Transportation to force action on a standard that would require automakers to include seat belt reminders for rear-seat passengers. Congress said the rule was supposed to have been issued by October 2015. In this photo, emergency personnel attend to a fatal crash […]

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KEYLESS IGNITIONS MAY BE CONTRIBUTING TO DEATHS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

March 19, 2018

Posted: March 19, 2018 By ActionNewsJax.com Constance Petot didn’t think twice about the push button starter on her car until it almost killed her and her toddler last Valentine’s Day. >> Read more trending news “He just went completely limp in my arms. It’s the most terrifying moment in my entire life,” said Petot. The busy […]

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General Motors Quietly Installs Keyless Engine Shutoff

March 2, 2018

March 2, 2018 In 2011, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was considering countermeasures to the carbon monoxide hazard introduced by keyless ignition systems, it flat out rejected the idea of an automatic engine shut-off.  The agency argued that there was no good way to come up with a rule that would include a […]

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New regulations at Florida child care facilities hope to cut down on hot car deaths

March 1, 2018

Regulations take effect beginning April 2 Heather Leigh 2:46 AM, Mar 1, 2018 PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Leaving a child in a hot car may seem like something no parent could ever do. But it happens. And the results are often deadly. According to the Department of Children and Families, the problem of kids being left in hot vehicles occurs accidently when […]

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Safety tech in cars can cut backup crashes by 78 percent, study finds

February 22, 2018

CBS NEWS February 22, 2018, 1:15 PM Watch video report New technology in cars is significantly cutting the number of backup crashes, according to a new report. Rear automatic braking, an option in just 5 percent of new vehicles, is linked to a 62 percent drop in reported backup accidents in cars with that equipment. Combining […]

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Rear crash prevention ratings aim to cut parking lot collisions

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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