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Study Shows Seat Belt Misuse Among 4 to 9 Year Olds

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 8, Issue 3, November 2011 A new study shows that many parents know that adult seat belts do not fit their older children properly, but use them anyway. Researchers from the University of Michigan’s Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit and its Transportation Research Institute set out to determine [...]

Rulemaking Update

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 8, Issue 3, November 2011 New Child Dummies for Booster Seat Testing Offer Advancement – and Raise Significant Questions Acknowledging concerns about the biofidelity of the new HIII 6-year-old dummy, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a Final Rule on Sept. 9 allowing manufacturers of child restraint systems [...]

Child Safety in Real World Crashes: U.S. Standards Lag

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 8, Issue 2, July 2011 FMVSS 213 Child Restraint Systems is an inadequate standard with a compliance test that bears no resemblance to what happens to children in a crash, according to a slew of child safety researchers at this year’s Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Conference. Some of the [...]

ATVS and Kids: Searching for a Solution

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 7, Issue 3, November 2010 BOSTON, MASS – In September, Massachusetts passed the toughest ATV law in the nation, becoming the first state to ban All-Terrain Vehicle use for children 14 years and younger. In October, researchers for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announced the results [...]

NTSB Top Ten Drops Occupant Protection in School Buses from Latest List

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 7, Issue 1, April 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eleven years after the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration establish performance standards for school bus occupant protection systems in all types of collisions, the NTSB removed it from the top-ten list of most wanted [...]

CPSC Gets Tough on Lead Paint Violators

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 7, Issue 1, April 2010 Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has leveled the second largest fine against a lead paint violator and prohibited the company from selling children’s toys and products in the U.S. until it creates a comprehensive safety plan. In early March, Daiso [...]

IIHS Rates Booster Seats; New Study Examines Effectiveness

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2009 ARLINGTON, VA — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its latest ratings for boosters, and out of 60 models gave 15 models high marks and dinged 11 as “not recommended.” Meanwhile, a statistical analysis of the association between booster seat use and the [...]

NHTSA Advances Two Mandates of the Gulbransen Safety Act

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 6, Issue 4, August / September 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Only power windows with express-up designs would have to be equipped with an auto-reverse feature, and all vehicles will have to install a brake to shift interlock, under two notices of proposed rulemaking published in the last month.

NHTSA’s Rulemaking Priorities to Include Ejection Mitigation and Seat Belts on Motorcoaches

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 6, Issue 3, June / July 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C.—NHTSA’s regulatory dance card is mighty full for the next five months, with a clutch of substantive rulemakings that includes developing a performance standard for full and partial ejection mitigation, restraints on motor coaches, boosters for older children and a rearward [...]

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Off to Rough Start

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 6, Issue 2, March/April 2009 WASHINGTON – When the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act was signed into law last August, proponents characterized it as the most significant upgrade to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s powers since the agency was established in 1972. But, according to a new report, [...]