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  • Rep. Raskin Celebrates GAO Decision to Review U.S. Vehicle Safety Design Standards

    Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has announced that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will review vehicle safety design standards to improve protection for pedestrians and bicyclists, following his call for action amidst rising traffic fatalities. This review will assess vehicle designs, regulatory challenges, and successful international safety measures, aiming to reduce the high rates of pedestrian and cyclist deaths in the U.S. Raskin and various safety advocates underscore the urgency of redesigning vehicles to enhance road safety for vulnerable users. For more details, read the full announcement.

  • Dozens of kids die in hot cars each year. Advocates say better safety technology should be required.

    CBS News highlights the ongoing issue of hot car deaths and the technological advances aiming to prevent these tragedies. Each year, an average of 35 children in the U.S. die from heatstroke after being left in hot cars. The article dives into the debate between using rear-seat reminder systems and more advanced radar-based occupant detection systems to save lives. It also discusses the delayed federal regulations that could mandate these lifesaving technologies in all vehicles. 

  • Child Hot Car Deaths - 2024

    AccuWeather segment on child hot car deaths in 2024 and how we can prevent them.

  • Child hot car deaths: Tips to not forget your little ones in the car this summer

    Since 1990, over 1,050 children have died in hot cars in the U.S., with most victims being toddlers aged 3 or younger. To prevent such tragedies, always check your vehicle before locking it, never leave a child unattended in a car, and place a reminder item in the back seat. Teach children that cars are not play areas and keep keys out of their reach. These simple steps can save lives and prevent heartbreaking incidents.

  • 'Live on GMA:' How to escape from a car sinking in water

    Approximately 7,900 car crashes involve vehicles entering water annually, resulting in 429 fatalities. ABC News' Matt Gutman teamed up with the Indiana State Police's underwater search and recovery team to demonstrate how to escape a sinking car. Discover essential tips that can save your life in an emergency.

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