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Driveway Danger: Child safety organization warns of ‘frontover’ car crashes

May 27, 2021

BY KAREN HENSEL, DANIEL COHEN MAY 26, 2021 Watch the video report at: https://wsvn.com/news/special-reports/driveway-danger-child-safety-organization-warns-of-frontover-car-crashes/ (WSVN) – What parents can’t see can injure, or even kill, children in their own driveways. 7’s Karen Hensel has an alarming demonstration every family needs to see in tonight’s special report: Driveway Danger. A distraught mother in agony. Three-year-old Mimi Carmilus had […]

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The Trouble with Today’s Automatic Emergency Braking Systems

May 17, 2021

By Jeff Day  May 11, 2021 Image via Wikimedia Commons Nearly 100 new cars and SUVs released in the United States this year will come equipped with automatic emergency braking systems that proponents say will protect pedestrians on our streets — but some advocates want the government set to stronger standards to ensure they actually work […]

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Hyundai adds child heatstroke prevention technology to Alabama-built vehicles

May 5, 2021

By Michael Tomberlin, May 4, 2021 The Rear Occupant Alert system will now be standard on a number of Hyundai vehicles, including those built in Alabama. (Hyundai) Hyundai has made its Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) technology available in 13 vehicles, including cars and SUVs built in Alabama. The automaker is helping address the issue of pediatric […]

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The US Invented Life-Saving Car Safety Ratings. Now They’re Useless.

March 15, 2021

The New Car Assessment Program helped prove that car-buyers care about safety. But the program, now decades behind modern standards, no longer serves its purpose. By Aaron Gordon March 4, 2021, 8:10am Moveable explores the future of transportation, infrastructure, energy, and cities. SEE MORE → In the summer of 1980, Jack Gillis, then a 30-year-old employee […]

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Childproof Your Ride – Take Steps to Avoid Hidden Dangers In And Around Cars

March 9, 2021

As a conscientious parent, you’ve researched and bought the very best car seat with the highest safety ratings. You’ve had your car seat professionally installed by a certified car seat expert. But have you childproofed your ride? Your child won’t be safe until you do. KidsAndCars (http://www.kidsandcars.org) has launched a national program called “Childproof Your […]

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The Crazy (True) Story Of How Car Trunks Got Emergency Release Handles

February 11, 2021

by Elaine Roth February 10, 2021 Getty If you’ve watched enough Criminal Minds episodes, you’ve probably once or twice considered what you would do if you were in the victim’s shoes. Would you know the secret trick that meant the difference between life and death? Would you be able to think fast enough to save yourself and your loved ones? […]

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Your car has a release handle in its trunk — here’s why

February 1, 2021

The glow-in-the-dark pull took a while to become a standard feature, but it’s saved hundreds of lives since it has by LORRAINE SOMMERFELD   | 1 HOUR AGO You may not know it, but every passenger car built after 2002 has a trunk release mechanism built into the trunk. It was mandated on September 1, 2001 by the U.S. […]

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Auto safety agency faces calls for overhaul as Biden presidency begins

January 22, 2021

January 21st, 2021 | by Christopher Jensen / New York Times News Service For decades, across administrations of Republicans and Democrats, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has faced criticism from safety advocates who accuse it of routinely falling short of its mission. Among their complaints: That the agency fails to promptly detect and act on […]

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BWW Review: Susan Morgan Cooper’s Riveting Expose On Hot Car Deaths: FATAL DISTRACTION

January 11, 2021

A compelling exposé of the tragedy of hot car deaths, a trial, and available solutions to avoidable harm by Herbert Paine Jan. 8, 2021        Child vehicular heatstroke. Since 1990, 940 children in the United States have died in hot cars. The average number of deaths per year: 39 or one every 9 days! (Source: KidsAndCars.org) If you are among those […]

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THE INVESTIGATORS: Blind zones on cars pose hidden danger for kids

January 5, 2021

By Scottie Hunter | January 4, 2021 at 5:41 PM CST – Updated January 4 at 10:21 PM   WATCH VIDEO REPORT: https://www.wafb.com/2021/01/04/investigators-blind-zones-cars-pose-hidden-danger-kids/ BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – A month after a 1-year-old was accidentally hit and killed in Baker, the 9News Investigators have found a hidden blind zone on cars that could put more children at risk. […]

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