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Booster Seat Laws Limit Injury And Death
2012-11-06 13:02:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Buckle up—that´s the recommendation safety experts give to passengers in an automobile. However, even though buckles can provide safety, they may be harmful for some children who may need booster seats along with seat belts. In particular, scientists from Boston Children´s Hospital recently conducted research on booster seat laws and found that a standardized booster seat law could be imperative in helping save more...

2012-10-25 04:01:45

Seattle accident lawyer Chris Davis offers legal commentary on NHTSA´s report on seat belt use rates across the nation. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 A recently released report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that the nationwide seat belt use rate is 84 percent, down approximately one percent from the 2010 average of 85 percent. But the NHTSA report was especially pleasing to Washington State lawmakers and law enforcement officials, as the...

A Third Of Children Are Incorrectly Restrained In Cars
2012-10-09 18:54:22

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The vulnerability of childhood, through the mazes of discovery and social interaction, has another startling factor to contend with.  In a new study published by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, it has been determined that car accidents are the main cause of serious injury and death among children in that country. The study showed that 37 percent of all children under the age of 16 use safety restraints incorrectly....

Automatic Braking Systems On Automobiles May Help Save Lives
2012-10-03 12:33:47

Virginia Tech engineers find warning systems may reduce serious injuries by 50% The second highest cause of automobile crashes is rear-end collisions — 17 percent. Thousands of people die. The solution? "It is simple," said Clay Gabler, a professor of biomedical engineering at Virginia Tech. "Slow the striking vehicle." The concept is simple. Execution is complex and expensive. But in a life-and-death scenario, it is worth the investment, agree Gabler and Kristofer Kusano of...


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