Pedestrian deaths hit a modern low in 2009. One of the side effects of the rampaging popularity of ever-larger vehicles since then: Studies examining the correlation between pedestrian deaths and ever-larger vehicles.
Kids + cars + heat can be a lethal combination, particularly in Florida, which logged a summer of record triple digit temperatures.
This year, Florida also led the nation in children’s car-related heatstroke deaths, according to Janette E. Fennell, founder and president of the advocacy organization Kids and Car Safety. “It was a bad year for Florida,” she said by phone.
Laura Beck's Bundle of Joy magazine article
When President Biden signed the massive bipartisan infrastructure bill into law two years ago this week, it started a clock for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, known as NHTSA, to draft a number of new safety regulations, including one prompted by a multi-year CBS News investigation.
Vehicles with especially tall front ends are most dangerous to pedestrians, but a blunt profile makes medium-height vehicles deadly too, new research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows.