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NHTSA: 628 Children Have Died In Hot Cars Since 1998; Technology To Protect Kids "Isn't There Yet"

NHTSA: 628 Children Have Died In Hot Cars Since 1998; Technology To Protect Kids "Isn't There Yet"

Senior officials from the Department of Transportation held a press conference yesterday in Washington, D.C., and the news they shared wasn't much comfort to parents and guardians of small children. According to Detroit News, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and David Friedman, Acting... read more

July 25, 2014 by  -
 
Volvo inflatable child seat

Volvo's New Child Car Seat Concept: Lightweight, Inflatable, Military-Grade

Volvo is usually at the cutting edge of vehicle safety with advanced technologies, but when it came to creating a safer and less bulky child seat, it stayed relatively low... read more April 14, 2014 by 


 
KidsandCars preventing backovers

Study: Rearview Cameras Better At Detecting Objects Than Parking Sensors

In 2008, the U.S. Congress passed the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act (PDF), which, among other things, required that all new cars sold in the U.S. come... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
Car seats - Evenflo Embrace 35

Why Won't Graco Recall 1.83 Million Potentially Defective Car Seats?

General Motors isn't the only company being grilled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to Detroit News, the agency is also asking questions of... read more March 7, 2014 by 


 
Car seats - proper installation-toddler, NHTSA

Feds Propose New Side-Impact Crash Test Rules For Child Car Seats

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking to upgrade standards for child car seats for children weighing up to 40 pounds to include a new test... read more January 24, 2014 by 


 
Halloween

Keep Halloween Safe: Driving Tips For Parents

Along with shopping for just the right costume for the annual trick-or-treat outing, the AAA has some words of caution for parents to help keep their children safe this... read more October 28, 2013 by 


 
Car seats - proper installation-toddler, NHTSA

Over One-Third Of Kids Killed in Crashes Aren't In Car Seats Or Buckled Up

It's Child Passenger Safety Week in the U.S., and before it draws to a close tomorrow, we have a grim statistic to share: according to the National Highway Traffic Safety... read more September 20, 2013 by 


 
Will Kids' Seats Fit in the 2011 Nissan Leaf?

Parents Who Don't Wear Seatbelts Don't Buckle Up Their Kids, Either

Earlier this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration unveiled results from the National Occupant Protection Use Survey. The survey examined the everyday use... read more April 10, 2013 by 


 
Toddler in car seat

NHTSA: Aftermarket Devices Unreliable In Detecting Kids Left In Hot Cars

In the middle of summer and with potentially many days left of high heat across the country, parents are being warned that aftermarket devices designed to protect kids by... read more July 31, 2012 by  3


 
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring

Car Seat Compliance Up: AAA Survey

Just one year after the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released its updated car seat recommendations, a new survey from the AAA shows that Americans are definitely... read more March 21, 2012 by 


 
2012 Dodge Durango - ParkView back up camera

U.S. To Require Rearview Cameras On All Cars By 2014: UPDATED

UPDATED: See below On July 8, 2004, five-year-old Benjamin Donnell was killed when his father backed over him in the family's SUV. On October 9, 2004, two-year-old Adrianna... read more February 28, 2012 by  13


 
School Bus

School Buses: The Next Frontier For Traffic Cams

As much as folks like to warn about Big Brother, society has been fairly good at fending off the worst of George Orwell's vision of a 24/7 police state. Speed cams, for... read more January 23, 2012 by  3


 
booster seat with good fit  -  IIHS

Child Booster Seats: Which Are Best, Which To Avoid?

Protecting your child in the family car should always be a top parental priority and this includes the transition from infant to convertible to booster child safety seats... read more October 13, 2011 by  2


 
Statistics on children and heat stroke, via Ward's Auto

Preventing Children From Dying In Hot Cars: Good Or Bad?

Every summer, we see dozens of headlines about children being left in hot cars. Many suffer heat strokes, many die. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has... read more October 13, 2011 by  11


 
rearview camera

Five Things Every Parent Needs In The Car

Frankly, parents can use all the help they can get. Along with love and responsibility – and your little ones – here are a few things that every parent should... read more June 30, 2011 by 


 
2011 Toyota Sienna SE: photo by Todd Allen

Child Heat Stroke Deaths In Cars Hit Sad Milestone

On the last day of May, a three-year-old boy in New Orleans died of heat stroke in a car, making him the 500th such death since 1998. The victim had been left alone in a car... read more June 2, 2011 by 


 
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