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Raelyn Balfour column: We need more car regulation to keep kids safe

September 12, 2017

By Raelyn Balfour, September 12, 2017 THINKSTOCK By Raelyn Balfour On the morning of March 30, 2007, I was positive that I had dropped off my son, Bryce, at his babysitter’s house. I did not learn until later that afternoon when the babysitter called that he was not with her. My son died after being […]

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After Boy Dies in Power Window Tragedy, Safety Expert Shares How to Keep Kids Safe in Cars

September 8, 2017

by Inside Edition 2:02 PM EDT, September 7, 2017 Playing After Boy Dies in Power Window Tragedy, Safety Expert Shares How to Keep Kids Safe in Cars As technological advances make everyday tasks like driving easier and more enjoyable, hidden dangers can also arise that put lives at risk — especially children. In August, 2-year-old Logan Vanderkleed died from injuries […]

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After Boy Dies in Power Window Tragedy, Safety Expert Shares How to Keep Kids Safe in Cars

by Inside Edition 2:02 PM EDT, September 7, 2017 Playing After Boy Dies in Power Window Tragedy, Safety Expert Shares How to Keep Kids Safe in Cars As technological advances make everyday tasks like driving easier and more enjoyable, hidden dangers can also arise that put lives at risk — especially children. In August, 2-year-old Logan Vanderkleed died from injuries […]

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How to Escape Your Car if You’re Stuck During a Flood or Storm

September 6, 2017

by Inside Edition 9:54 AM EDT, September 6, 2017 As vehicles were left floating and damaged in the flooded streets in Houston, car safety expert Janette Fennell weighs in on how to stay safe. (Getty) As hurricane season devastates the country, many desperate residents have found themselves facing danger in the place they hoped would take them to […]

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How to Escape Your Car if You're Stuck During a Flood or Storm

by Inside Edition 9:54 AM EDT, September 6, 2017 As vehicles were left floating and damaged in the flooded streets in Houston, car safety expert Janette Fennell weighs in on how to stay safe. (Getty) As hurricane season devastates the country, many desperate residents have found themselves facing danger in the place they hoped would take them to […]

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How to Escape Your Car if You're Stuck During a Flood or Storm

by Inside Edition 9:54 AM EDT, September 6, 2017 As vehicles were left floating and damaged in the flooded streets in Houston, car safety expert Janette Fennell weighs in on how to stay safe. (Getty) As hurricane season devastates the country, many desperate residents have found themselves facing danger in the place they hoped would take them to […]

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Unlocking backseat heatstroke deaths

September 1, 2017

Two summers ago, 2-year-old Leasia Carter of Belair-Edison died in the backseat of a Lincoln because her dad, who had been drinking on a Father’s Day celebration, had forgotten she was there. In February of this year, that man was sentenced to eight years in prison for what he confessed to be a “horrible mistake.” […]

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Unlocking backseat heatstroke deaths

Two summers ago, 2-year-old Leasia Carter of Belair-Edison died in the backseat of a Lincoln because her dad, who had been drinking on a Father’s Day celebration, had forgotten she was there. In February of this year, that man was sentenced to eight years in prison for what he confessed to be a “horrible mistake.” […]

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BABY GIRL DIES IN CAR AS MOM WORKED ALL DAY — 911 CALL TELLS HEART-WRENCHING STORY

August 30, 2017

A 15-month-old baby girl died while strapped into her car seat in the backseat of her mother’s car while her mom worked all day. When the baby’s mother returned to the car at the end of her workday, she discovered the baby and by that time, it was too late. While the official cause of […]

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This regulatory ‘reform’ could roll back car safety, cost American lives

BY JANETTE FENNELL, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 08/23/17 07:40 AM EDT   I know firsthand how a two-inch piece of plastic can save a life. One night in October 1995, my husband and I returned home with our 9-month-old son. As we pulled into our garage, masked men appeared, put guns to our heads and shoved us […]

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