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The 21 car features for which we’re very grateful

December 3, 2021

From air conditioning and cup holders to satellite radio and more… ByClassicCars.com.  November 24, 2021 2021 Ford Bronco interior packed with amenities | ClassicCars.com photo It’s that time of year to spend time with loved ones – over a great meal – and reflect on the people and things for which bring us joy. We […]

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THE HISTORY OF SEATBELTS

December 1, 2021

Automobiles are an essential commodity in the modern world. The industrial revolution saw the start of a changing planet with seemingly infinite possibilities. Seat belts installed in your car guarantee increased passenger safety during your travels on the open road. The Surprising History of Seatbelts Considered by some as “one of the most important people […]

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House Introduces a Sweeping Booster Seat Safety Law to Protect Children in Car Crashes

October 29, 2021

The Booster Seat Safety Act was prompted by a ProPublica investigation and a subsequent congressional probe that found manufacturers had misled parents about the safety of booster seats and endangered children’s lives. by Patricia CallahanOct. 26, 11 a.m. EDT ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon […]

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I-Team: Preventing rollaway crashes with safety features, legislation

October 27, 2021

  I-Team: Preventing rollaway crashes with safety features, legislation by: Taylor Knight Posted: Oct 21, 2021 / 02:08 PM EDT / Updated: Oct 21, 2021 / 06:59 PM EDT SEEKONK, Mass. (WWLP) – Push to start ignitions are now the norm in cars, but safety advocates are warning these come with the potential danger of a rollaway crash. The 22News […]

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At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

October 25, 2021

In this Oct. 12 photo, David and Wendy Mills, parents of Kailee Mills who was killed four years ago in an automobile accident when riding in the back seat without a seat belt, with a photo of their daughter at their home in Spring, Texas. [ MICHAEL WYKE | AP ] By Associated Press Published -October 17, 2021 […]

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Kids left alone in cars a crime (L.A. PARKER COLUMN)

October 7, 2021

By L.A. PARKER | laparker@trentonian.com | The Trentonian PUBLISHED: September 11, 2021 at 8:01 p.m. | UPDATED: September 13, 2021 at 11:06 a.m. Dateline: Philadelphia. It’s Wednesday about 10:30 p.m. when a mother entered a store on Cottman Avenue and Horrocks Street. She left the car running with her 9-month-old son inside. Of course, no Nostradamus skills are necessary to predict what […]

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New technology aims to prevent child hot car deaths

September 1, 2021

This year, 17 children have died after being left in hot cars. . By Gio Benitez and Mina Kajivia August 31, 2021, 8:36 AM Consumer Reports tests latest in hot car detection technology As 17 children have died this year after being left in hot cars, new technology shows that the car… This year, 17 children […]

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Fate of Campaign to Save Kids Trapped in Hot Cars Now in Congress’ Hands

August 19, 2021

Marissa Quattrone-Rodriguez and Juan Rodriguez lost their twin babies, Luna and Phoenix, in a Bronx tragedy two years ago. Now they’re pushing Congress to require robust warning systems in automobiles. Courtesy of the Rodriguez Family Mandatory warning systems to keep drivers from stranding children in the backseat are buried in massive infrastructure bills. But one version […]

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The bipartisan infrastructure bill takes on hot car deaths, but advocates say the effort isn’t enough

August 13, 2021

By Eric Levenson, CNN, Updated 4:40 PM ET, Thu August 12, 2021 (CNN)The bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed the US Senate this week would require new motor vehicles to have an alert system that would remind people not to leave their child or pet in the backseat. The rule, under the Child Safety section of the bill, […]

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Kansas toddler didn’t have to die in a hot car. But this Senate bill wouldn’t help

BY AMBER ROLLINS SPECIAL TO THE STAR AUGUST 13, 2021 05:00 AM Amber Rollins, director of Kids And Car Safety in Olathe, works to prevent children from dying in cars. STAR FILE PHOTO Our national nonprofit organization, Kids and Car Safety, which is headquartered in Olathe, has been working to save children’s lives in and around vehicles […]

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