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DC Circuit Takes Up Push for Rear Seat-Belt Warnings

May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018  BRITAIN EAKIN WASHINGTON (CN) – The fight for car safety landed in the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday as two nonprofits asked the appeals court to force the Department of Transportation to get moving on making seat-belt warning systems mandatory for backseat passengers. In 2012, Congress required the agency to initiate rulemaking on the […]

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After His Son’s Tragic Death, This Doctor Fought to Put Backup Cameras In Every Car

May 14, 2018

In 2002, Dr. Greg Gulbransen accidentally backed over and killed his young son. He turned his agony into activism and fought for backup cameras in every car. This month, he won. By Adam Bulger May 14 2018, 9:40 AM Shortly after 9:30 on an October night in 2002, Long Island pediatrician Greg Gulbransen backed up his car as […]

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Deadly Convenience: Keyless Cars and Their Carbon Monoxide Toll

May 13, 2018

Weaned from using a key, drivers have left cars running in garages, spewing exhaust into homes. Despite years of deaths, regulatory action has lagged. By David Jeans and Majlie De Puy Kamp, May 13, 2018 It seems like a common convenience in a digital age: a car that can be powered on and off with the push of a […]

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A tragic accident inspires mom to get vehicle backup cameras required

May 10, 2018

Updated: May 10, 2018 8:20 PM CDT Posted by Jaclyn Selesky, Anchor / Reporter CONNECT NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |   WEST RICHLAND, WA – More than 200 people are killed every year by a driver backing into them. It happens everywhere, and more often than you think. Because of one local mom’s tragedy, there’s a […]

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Backup cameras required nationwide

O.B. doc turns ‘a complete travesty into something positive’ May 10, 2018, By Laura Lane The death of 2-year-old Cameron Gulbransen led his father, Greg, to embark on a crusade to have federal transportation legislation enacted requiring car manufacturers to include backup cameras. The Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act became law on May 1. COURTESY GULBRANSEN […]

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South Florida Parents Educating Others After Near Tragedy of Leaving Child in Hot Car

May 9, 2018

Published at 8:35 AM EDT on May 9, 2018 It’s a story that plays out too often here in South Florida – a child forgotten inside a hot car. Luckily for one family, it was not too late and now they are sharing their painful lesson and how they hope it will help save the […]

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Kellyville Toddler Celebrates Birthday Year After ‘Terrifying’ Accident

May 6, 2018

Posted: May 05, 2018 5:23 PM CDT Updated: May 05, 2018 5:23 PM CDT BY: AMY SLANCHIK, NEWS ON 6  KELLYVILLE, Oklahoma – A toddler’s family is celebrating another year of life after a terrifying accident when she was run over by a pickup truck. As of this week, it’s required for all new vehicles sold in the United States to have […]

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Highlands Ranch girl, 9, nearly strangled by seatbelt

May 5, 2018

Mother frees girl with emergency tool Jaclyn Allen 9:33 PM, May 4, 2018 HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Everyone knows seat belts save lives. But a Highlands Ranch mother and her daughter recently learned that same belt, used incorrectly, could put a child’s life in danger. Last week, Mary Eppolito and her 9-year-old daughter Briana pulled into […]

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Want a car with a backup camera? Now they’re not just for pricier models, thanks to federal mandate

May 3, 2018

By JACLYN COSGROVE MAY 03, 2018 | 3:00 AM A backup camera view on a 2013 Honda Civic Si Coupe. (Honda / Wieck) As thousands of passenger vehicles roll off the assembly line this week destined for the U.S. market, each of them will be equipped with backup cameras — the result of a long-awaited federal rule that […]

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A Mother Whose Lapse Led to Child’s Death Seeks to Prevent Further Hot-Car Casualties

A Procter & Gamble scientist channels grief over the death of her 15-month-old daughter into a campaign to raise awareness Karen Osorio with her daughter, Sofia, during a visit to Zion National Park in March 2017. PHOTO: HENRIQUE AVEIRO By  Ellen Byron Updated May 3, 2018 9:43 a.m. ET MASON, Ohio— Karen Osorio was alarmed when her husband called […]

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