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‘Fatal Distraction’: Ross Harris documentary claims untold story about convicted father

November 23, 2020

Years after conviction for leaving his son in a hot car, Harris’ parents are speaking out and a documentary filmmaker hopes her work will bring about a new trial. CLICK HERE to watch the video report ‘Fatal Distraction’: Ross Harris documentary claims untold story about convicted father Volume 90% Author: Natisha Lance (11Alive), Christopher Buchanan Published: 11:06 […]

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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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Is leaving a child in a hot car a crime or accident? A look at 2 Lafayette cases

October 5, 2020

BY MEGAN WYATT | STAFF WRITER OCT 2, 2020 – 7:00 AM Baby Gavin Gholston and toddler Ryatt Hensley both faced untimely deaths after overheating in vehicles in Lafayette Parish. Gavin, 11 months, died on a June day in 2012 in a hot vehicle parked at a workplace after his father forgot to drop him […]

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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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5 reasons why self-driving cars are still not on our roads

August 7, 2020

Updated / Tuesday, 4 Aug 2020 10:15 Not up your street (yet): the Tesla Model 3 which is fitted with a full self-driving system. Photo: Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images Analysis: despite what Elon Musk might think, there are still obstacles ahead for fully autonomous carsBy John McDermid, University of York Elon Musk thinks his company Tesla will have fully autonomous […]

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Safety advocates push for technology that can save lives of children left in hot cars

July 30, 2020

LOCAL NEWS by: CBS News Posted: Jul 28, 2020 / 03:00 PM PDT / Updated: Jul 28, 2020 / 03:01 PM PDT https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/web-extra-safety-advocates-push-for-technology-that-can-save-lives-of-children-left-in-hot-cars/ LAS VEGAS (CBS) — More than a dozen children have died so far this year in hot cars, even with Americans staying home more because of the coronavirus. Now safety advocates are pushing for new technology that […]

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Safety Advocates Push for Advanced Tech Mandate to Cut Hot Car Deaths

KidAndCars.org shows new tech that meets Hot Cars Act. by Michael Strong | Jul 28, 2020 KidsAndCars.org hosted a webinar showing tech available now that could cut hot car child deaths. Safety advocates pushing for new technology that would alert drivers if they leave a child in their vehicle after leaving it say the new devices could lower […]

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More vehicles are sitting parked during coronavirus — and they’re a risk to kids

July 29, 2020

Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free PressPublished 7:00 a.m. ET July 29, 2020 | Updated 8:50 a.m. ET July 29, 2020 Aug. 22, 2010, was the worst day of Jenny Stanley’s life, and she wants to make sure other families don’t experience the loss of a child like her family has. That Sunday was the day her 6-year-old daughter, Sydney, […]

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