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AUTO SAFETY-CHILDREN
(2007-12-19)
(wgvu) - A CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE HAS PASSED A BILL
THAT WOULD REQUIRE A FEDERAL REVIEW OF AUTO SAFETY PROBLEMS SUCH AS
BACKOVERS AND OTHER DEADLY ACCIDENTS INVOLVING CHILDREN.
THE HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE ACTED ON A MEASURE
SIMILAR TO ONE THAT PASSED A SENATE COMMITTEE IN MAY.
THE BILL WOULD REQUIRE REGULATORS TO CONSIDER WAYS OF
DIMINISHING BLIND ZONES IN LARGE SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND
PICKUPS.
IT ALSO WOULD REQUIRE THEM TO SEEK WAYS TO PREVENT VEHICLES FROM
ROLLING AWAY AND MAKING POWER WINDOWS SAFER.
SAFETY ADVOCATES SAY ABOUT FOUR CHILDREN DIE EACH WEEK IN
BACKOVERS, STRANGULATION FROM POWER WINDOWS OR FROM BEING LEFT IN
HOT VEHICLES.
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