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  • Safety organization says it's seeing uptick in 'back-over' accidents involving kids

    Even as communities begin to open up and people begin to venture out, a safety organization said it's seeing a growing problem with children.

  • 13 Investigates reveals hidden dangers in your vehicle's 'blind zone'

    13 Investigates measured the blind zone in front of 22 vehicles. The goal is to help drivers better understand how much space in front of their vehicle is obstructed from view, posing a potential danger of a frontover accident. The size of the blind zone can vary greatly based on a number of factors, such as the height of the driver, the position of the seat, the height of the object in front of the vehicle, and the angle of the driving surface.

  • How large is your vehicle's blind zone? Probably worse than you realize

    With inventions like backup camera in cars, it's easy to think the number of children killed in driveways has decreased. But numbers aren't that low. While the number of "backover" crashes have reduced dramatically, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of children killed when cars roll forward has gone up by more than 60% over the last seven years.

  • Experiment involving SUV reveals hidden danger for small children

    Drivers are likely oblivious to a danger often hiding in plain sight when they are behind the wheel. KMBC 9 News anchor Donna Pitman made a discovery that brought surprise and emotion, and it took members of one family back to the worst moment of their lives – one they don’t want any other family to experience.

  • Front & Center:Ā Popular cars come with hidden, dangerous blind zones

    Blind spots are becoming bigger and more dangerous in millions of popular cars. Those blinds spots aren’t to the sides or behind those vehicles either. Most drivers have no idea they even exists and they’re directly in front of them. For the past nine years, an average of 58 kids have died each year from crashes the KidsAndCars organization calls “frontovers.” “People truly believe that they can see what's directly in front of their bumper and unfortunately, that's just not true,” Amber Rollins, the director of KidsAndCars said.

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