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  • Driveway & Parking Lot Safety

    Every year, thousands of children are injured or killed because a driver could not see them while backing up or slowly pulling forward in parking lots and driveways. These predictable and preventable tragedies are called frontovers and backovers.

  • Blumenthal announces legislation to protect against CO and rollaway risk raised by keyless cars

    On Friday, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced introduction of the Protecting Americans from the Risks of Keyless Ignition Technology (PARK IT) Act to protect consumers from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and vehicle rollaways associated with keyless ignition technology in vehicles. The PARK IT Act requires the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to finalize a rule that vehicles automatically shut off after a period of time to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and a rule that sets a performance standard to prevent rollaway.


    Honda is recalling 232,000 Accords and Insights in the U.S. to repair rear camera problems. The 2018 Honda Accords and 2019 Honda Insights have rear-view camera displays programmed with the wrong software. Honda says the screen that normally displays the images may fail to display those images when backing up. The automaker says the screens can go blank after certain usage events, but Honda didn't say what those events are.

  • Mother: When you lose a child to a 'backover' accident, 'you never get over it'

    Seven-year-old Gino DiMario, who loved piano lessons and going to church with his family, was dead by the time first responders arrived at his grandparents' home on February 19, 2005. He had been playing in the parking lot when a family member, not noticing the thatch of blond hair behind their bumper, rolled over him in a minivan. He died instantly.

  • Back up cameras to become standard for all new cars

    Thirteen years after the Rosenfelds lost their 2-year-old daughter, Veronica, to a backup collision in suburban Boca Raton, rearview cameras will soon be the standard in every new car sold. “I had people who told me that they now see her face when they’re backing up because it’s a reminder that they have to look," said Arden Rosenfeld, Veronica's mom. "They have to be aware.” In March 2005, Rosenfeld learned in the most unimaginable way of the dangerous blind spot behind all cars.

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