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Rear Seat Safety

Families Push to Change Vehicle Seat Safety Standard. WCCB Charlotte, July 23, 2021

Rear Seat Safety

House Democrats introduce bill to require stronger seat backs. CBS News, June 23, 2021.

Rear Seat Safety

Girl’s tragedy has parents calling for changes to car design. US News and World Report. June 8, 2021.

Rear Seat Safety

New push for safer car seats to combat seatback failures. AZ Family News. April 28, 2021.

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Rear Seat Safety

People who don’t buckle up in the back seat are running real risks. The Washington PostMarch 3, 2018.

Rear Seat Safety

Unbelted Rider in the Back Could Kill Someone in the Front. Fair Warning. August 2, 2017.

Rear Seat Safety

US reviewing seat belts on school buses. February 10, 2015.

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Safety Advocates Assail Lack of Federal Action on Weak Vehicle Seats. September 2, 2020.

Rear Seat Safety

Auto Safety: At the foundation of the House Infrastructure Bill. June 30, 2020.


More on Rear Seat Safety

Federal Vehicle Seat Standard could be Putting Families at Risk – March 30, 2021

Center for Auto Safety Release on Senate Bills Mandating Changes to Seatback Safety, Distracted Driving Mitigation and Recall Completion Efforts – July 1, 2020

Car Safety Takes a Back Seat for Passengers in the Rear – June 4, 2019

Center for Auto Safety Calls for NCAP Improvements to Protect Rear Seat Passengers – October 1, 2018

CAS Petitions NHTSA to Warn Parents of Seat Back Failure Dangers to Children in Rear Seats – March 9, 2016

CAS Letter to NHTSA Administrator Rosekind – March 9, 2016

CAS Letter to DOT Secretary Foxx – March 11, 2016

NHTSA Urged to Warn Parents of Seat Back Failure Dangers to Children in Rear Seats. March 9, 2016.

“No excuse”: Safety experts say this car defect puts kids in danger. CBS News. March 9, 2016.

CAS Supplement to Petition, Early Warning Reporting – 8/4/16

Collapsing Seat Backs and Injury Causation: A Timeline of Knowledge

Friedman Study: Child Fatalities in Rear Impacts

ARCCA/Cantor Petition for Rulemaking on Seat Back Collapse – 9/28/15

NHTSA Seat Back Rulemaking History

Click here to view the CAS Seat Back Story Archive