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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Think It Can’t Happen to You … Think Again!

March 19, 2018

Think It Can’t Happen to You … Think Again!

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Posted: March 19, 2018 By 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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The worst car seat mistakes parents are making

February 28, 2018

By ELISABETH LEAMY WASHINGTON POST PUBLISHED: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 AT 12:30 AM TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Robbie Barrera, left, a certified child passenger safety technician, assists new mother Julie Spears in the proper way to carry her newborn daughter Arden, 2 months old, in her SUV. After the other […]

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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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Protecting Children Because They Cannot Be Seen

February 21, 2018

New Orleans Moms Blog On February 15, 2018, a 7-year-old boy, Bryant Sun, was run over and killed in a Covington parking lot. Bryant was sitting in the parking lot behind a car when the driver of a truck ran over him because he was unable to see the boy. A family’s lives are forever devastated […]

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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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Hired drivers let baby ride without car seat

February 4, 2018

Andy Alcock   10:43 PM, Feb 4, 2018 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Babies are the most precious cargo you can carry. The 41 Action News Investigators wanted to see if ride share and cab drivers would take a baby passenger without a car seat. Amber Andreasen agreed to meet the 41 Action News Investigators at the Plaza […]

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