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Late Winter 2008 | Vol. 10 | No. 4

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Congress Enacts Child Safety Act

The Senate has passed H.R. 1216-the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007. This bill passed the House in December and is expected to be signed into law by President Bush.

The bill addresses three major issues involving motor vehicles and child safety and requires the Secretary of Transportation to prescribe or amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to do the following:

The act also requires the creation of a database on injuries and deaths of children in non-traffic, non-crash events involving motor vehicles.

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