DC Circuit Takes Up Push for Rear Seat-Belt Warnings

May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018  BRITAIN EAKIN WASHINGTON (CN) – The fight for car safety landed in the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday as two nonprofits asked the appeals court to force the Department of Transportation to get moving on making seat-belt warning systems mandatory for backseat passengers. In 2012, Congress required the agency to initiate rulemaking on the […]

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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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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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Lawsuit filed to force DOT to issue rear seatbelt warning rule

August 16, 2017

by Nick Gosnell  on August 16, 2017 at 4:34 PM KidsAndCars.org and The Center for Auto Safety filed suit in federal court Wednesday to compel the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to implement a law passed by Congress in 2012, and issue a standard requiring a rear seat safety belt warning system. “They were set to meet the deadline […]

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Drivers back stronger belt reminders; European systems could be model

January 24, 2013

Status Report, Vol. 48, No. 1 | January 24, 2013 How to turn part-time belt users into full-time users is an issue that has dogged policymakers for many years. Even though belt use is at a record 86 percent, more than half of the people who die in passenger vehicle crashes each year are unbelted. […]

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Seat Belt Reminders Could Come to Backseat

August 2, 2012

By Kelsey Mays, August 2, 2012 You know that somewhat annoying seat belt reminder you hear go off when your front passenger hasn’t buckled up, even just a few seconds after starting the car? That chime could triple if a government proposal to equip backseats with the same reminder goes into effect. Tomorrow’s cars could make it […]

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