Examine Your Seatbelts for Safety
April 16, 2008 14:21
Without a doubt, seatbelt failures can pose very dangerous risks to someone who is riding in an automobile. While there are instances of unavoidable manufacturer defects there are also those instances where seatbelt failures could have been avoided. For example, when you affix a seatbelt be sure that you have properly and completely latched it into place. If the seatbelt is not properly latched then it might come free when the car impacts with another car. So, always latch the seatbelt properly and listen for the "clicking" sound that indicates it has been properly affixed. Your safety and the safety of any passengers rely on it.
Consumer Product Safety Commission Pronouncements
April 4, 2008 14:26
When you walk up and down the aisle of any store in the United States you come face to face with a host of products of all varieties. These products can serve either functional or entertainment purposes but they all should come with a reasonable expectation of safety. Of course, information regarding the safety of a product may arrive after it already has been released to the public. In such a case, the Consumer Product Safety Commission may issue a warning regarding any newly discovered risks with a product. This is not alarmism as much as it is a reliable means of keeping people safe from potential dangers in the marketplace that may not have otherwise been obvious.
Seatbelts Minimize Truck Accidents
April 2, 2008 16:24
It goes without saying that one of the most important items needed for reducing injuries in a truck accident is a seatbelt but they are only valuable if people wear them. Many decades ago, installing seatbelts in cars was not mandatory and the customer had to ask for them. Of course, all cars come with seatbelts now but many people opt not to wear them even in states where there are mandatory laws. Such actions are not wise because seatbelts - as the saying goes - save lives and their use should be employed by any responsible driver. Yes, they truly are that important.
Has a loved one died from a SUV rollover?
July 27, 2007 11:02
SUVs and faulty tires have the cause of many deaths. Is it the driver's fault? Probably not. SUVs should be safe not violent driving machines. If someone in your family has suffered the ultimate tragedy from a SUV rollover, then it's time to contact Anapol Schwartz, Pennsylvania law firm with experience in SUV rollover and car accident cases. Or call toll-free 1-866-735-2792. 1710 Spruce Street, Philadelphia PA 19103
Car Seat Safety Clinic Finds Most Child Car Seats Not Properly Installed
June 22, 2007 13:30
A free child safety car seat check held in Virginia Beach last week found that of 50 car seats, only three were installed correctly. Most of the car seats were too loose, facing the wrong way, and had the harness straps in the wrong spots.A new car seat law... (Read Article)
Changes in Child Seat Belt Laws
June 15, 2007 13:50
Changes to the child passenger safety law go into effect Friday and the new rules focus on children in booster seats. Most seat belts are designed for adults and can cause serious injury to children. The Commission says 71 percent of deaths from car accidents could be eliminated if every child under 16 used an appropriate safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt.
The law includes the following:
- Children under 8 years old, unless they are at least 4' 9" tall, must ride in a booster seat.
- Children under four should be in a child restraint seat.
- Infants should be in a rear facing car seat until they are one year of age and 20 pounds.
Children should also avoid the front seat until they are 13. Less than five percent of all drivers use booster seats for children over four years old.