Tag Archives: survivor advocate

Government Backs Up On Rearview Car Cameras

3/2/2012

NPR – Brian Naylor

The statistics are pretty grim — on average 300 people a year die after being hit by cars backing up, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Half of them are children younger than 5.

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“Back-over deaths devastate families Mandatory cameras are again deferred”

3/2/2012

The Tennessean – Brian Haas

“Tragic accident.” It’s the description given, over and over again, as four U.S. families every week bury a loved one — often a child — who was backed over and killed. It’s one that Tiffiany Schmidt, 31, heard when her 2-year-old son, Wesley, was backed over by his father in Clarksville, Tenn., in 2006.

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"Back-over deaths devastate families Mandatory cameras are again deferred"

3/2/2012

The Tennessean – Brian Haas

“Tragic accident.” It’s the description given, over and over again, as four U.S. families every week bury a loved one — often a child — who was backed over and killed. It’s one that Tiffiany Schmidt, 31, heard when her 2-year-old son, Wesley, was backed over by his father in Clarksville, Tenn., in 2006.

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"Back-over deaths devastate families Mandatory cameras are again deferred"

3/2/2012

The Tennessean – Brian Haas

“Tragic accident.” It’s the description given, over and over again, as four U.S. families every week bury a loved one — often a child — who was backed over and killed. It’s one that Tiffiany Schmidt, 31, heard when her 2-year-old son, Wesley, was backed over by his father in Clarksville, Tenn., in 2006.

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Mandatory rearview cameras in vehicles would help save children: An editorial

3/1/2012

The Times-Picayune – Editorial page staff

For more than a year the Obama administration has postponed issuing rules to phase in the camera requirement. The latest delay came this week, when Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the rules, originally required by February 2011, won’t be ready until the end of the year.

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Decision to require rear view cameras for new cars delayed

2/29/2012

KDVR – Kim Posey

Every week people are killed in back-over accidents. That’s something Anthony Nunez knows all too well. Back in 2007, he accidentally ran over his two-year-old son in his Denver driveway and killed him.

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Decision to require rear view cameras for new cars delayed

2/29/2012

KDVR – Kim Posey

Every week people are killed in back-over accidents. That’s something Anthony Nunez knows all too well. Back in 2007, he accidentally ran over his two-year-old son in his Denver driveway and killed him.

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Back up cameras to become mandatory in all cars

2/29/2012

Action News Jacksonville – Noël McLaren

Time never heals the wound a mother suffers when she loses her precious child. Eight years ago, Ellen Adam’s husband accidentally backed his minivan over their 1-year-old baby girl, Ashley, in Ponte Vedra Beach. She died from her injuries. Sadly, her husband never recovered from the incident, and took his own life a few years later.

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Back up cameras to become mandatory in all cars

2/29/2012

Action News Jacksonville – Noël McLaren

Time never heals the wound a mother suffers when she loses her precious child. Eight years ago, Ellen Adam’s husband accidentally backed his minivan over their 1-year-old baby girl, Ashley, in Ponte Vedra Beach. She died from her injuries. Sadly, her husband never recovered from the incident, and took his own life a few years later.

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Money Minute: Not enough focus on rearview cameras [Video]

2/29/2012

Los Angeles Times – David Lazarus

Sometimes you just gotta wonder. Federal regulators have been calling on the auto industry for years to help reduce accidents by installing rearview cameras on vehicles. Yet an official rule requiring such technology on new cars and trucks keeps getting postponed.

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