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2012-03-29 06:21:09

More Than 55,000 teen drivers and teen passengers seriously injured each year PHILADELPHIA, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new teen driver safety report released today by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm®, from among more than 55,000 teen drivers and their passengers seriously injured each year in 2009 and 2010, 30 percent suffered head injuries, including concussion, skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)....

2012-03-20 18:20:14

Revised recommendations prompt one third of parents to make changes. WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the one year anniversary of the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) updated car seat recommendations, a AAA survey reveals that outreach efforts are working and parents are getting the message. Over ninety percent of parents with a child under 13 reported being aware of the new guidelines, many having heard of the change from their child's pediatrician. By...

2012-03-14 13:06:00

Comprehensive Safety Provisions will Result in Safer Vehicles, Safer Drivers and Safer Roads WASHINGTON, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate today significantly advanced highway and auto safety when it passed a two-year, $109 billion surface transportation authorization bill, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), S.1813. The strong, bipartisan safety legislation, if enacted into law, will prevent crashes, save lives, reduce injuries, and save...

2012-03-07 09:00:00

ALFDORF, Germany, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW), the global leader in active and passive safety, today announced the first production contract for its Active Buckle Lifter (ABL) seat belt technology. The contract is with a major European vehicle manufacturer and will start production in 2013. The system will be launched on the rear seats, but is also available for front seat applications. (Photo:...

2012-03-05 10:10:00

TOKYO, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Takata Corporation (TSE 7312), a leading global supplier of automotive safety systems including seat belts, airbags and child seats, today completed the acquisition of two BAE Systems subsidiaries: BAE Systems Safety Products Inc., (based in Pompano Beach, Florida, USA) and Schroth Safety Products GmbH (based in Arnsberg, Germany). The total acquisition price was approximately US$32 million. The two companies manufacture and market a range of safety...

2012-02-13 09:41:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As Valentine's Day approaches, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is calling on teens to love their lives and buckle up with the launch of the Teen Click It or Ticket campaign. This year, TxDOT is partnering with more than 700 high schools and community colleges statewide to reach more than 750,000 Texas students with the important message that buckling up can save your life. Teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes...

Booster Seat Laws Ignored When Carpooling
2012-01-31 06:13:16

A new study from the University of Michigan´s C.S. Mott Children´s Hospital finds that 45 percent of parents do not require their children to be in booster seats when carpooling other children. The study cites practical barriers that include limited seating within the vehicle and difficulties making arrangement with other drivers leads parents to avoid safety seats while carpooling. Nationally, most states require the use of booster seats. Many require the use up to the age of...

2012-01-30 08:28:36

Many parents are more relaxed about booster seat use when carpooling, stronger laws need to encourage safety seat use Most parents report that they typically require their child to use a life-saving booster seat, but more than 30 percent said they do not enforce this rule when their child is riding with another driver. The study, conducted by child health experts at University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, also revealed that 45 percent of parents do not require their kids...

2012-01-16 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent public attention to distracted driving will likely spur additional legislative activity as states convene their 2012 sessions, according to AAA. Laws that ban texting while driving and that improve teen driver safety again top AAA's nationwide legislative agenda to improve highway safety. "Last month's NTSB recommendation will lead state legislatures to consider a range of bills to address distracted driving during 2012," said...

2012-01-03 11:07:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten people were killed and 172 others were injured in the 552 crashes investigated by Pennsylvania State Police during the four-day New Year's holiday driving period, Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today. "Although the number of fatalities decreased by one compared to last year's holiday driving period, the number of child safety seat violations and DUI arrests increased," Noonan said. From Dec. 30, 2011, through Jan. 2, 2012,...