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Back up cameras to become standard for all new cars

May 31, 2018

Amy Lipman 11:42 PM, May 30, 2018, 6:41 AM, May 31, 2018 SUBURBAN BOCA RATON, Fla. – Thirteen years after the Rosenfelds lost their 2-year-old daughter, Veronica, to a back-up 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 […]

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Sensor technology can prevent toddlers from dying in hot cars

May 29, 2018

By KATE GIBSON MONEYWATCH May 29, 2018, 5:15 AM Each summer in the U.S., 35 to 40 children die after being inadvertently left in hot cars. Safety advocates say the heart-wrenching scenario will continue to play out until vehicles come equipped with detection systems to prevent it. Just as vehicles now come equipped with systems to alert drivers […]

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Hot cars and kids: Study shows killer temps hit in an hour

May 25, 2018

From safe haven to death trap in an hour by Maggie Fox / May.23.2018 / 11:19 PM ET / Updated May.25.2018 / 6:29 AM ET Cars can heat up to killer temperatures in just an hour in summer, a new study finds.Getty Images It was one of those more-than-hectic days. Erin Holley and her husband were building a new house […]

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Parking in shade won’t prevent hot car deaths, new study says

May 24, 2018

TODAY Show, May 24, 2018 There is new evidence a child alone in a car on a hot day can turn deadly even if you’ve parked in the shade. From Winter Garden, Florida, NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports for TODAY on the eye-opening new study.   https://www.today.com/video/parking-in-shade-won-t-prevent-hot-car-deaths-new-study-says-1240916547865

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Keven Moore: Avoid horrific driveway run-over accidents; take extra caution, heed these safety tips

May 24th, 2018 · One of the most horrific, unthinkable accidents that can happen to a child can take place less than a few feet from your very own front door. Run-over accidents in your driveway occur too often and are devastating to families, as 70 percent of the time, they involve another family member […]

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Could we do more to stop kids from being left in hot cars?

May 18, 2018

Tommy talks to Amber Rollins, Director of Kids and Cars, about the tragic problem of kids dying in hot cars. Visit link below to listen to radio show with Tommy Tucker, WWL First News: http://www.wwl.com/media/audio-channel/could-we-do-more-stop-kids-being-left-hot-cars

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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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