CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 16, 1980
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(Studio) Fatality rate of children between 1 and 14 years from accidents and auto death rate among infants under 6 mos. old noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Memphis, Tennessee) Tennessee's efforts to reduce auto death rate among children examined; films shown. State's child restraint law explained. [TROOPER - explains law to driver.] [Dr. Robert SANDERS - explains pediatricians' concern.] Ins. industry film demonstrating impact of child in auto shown; recent Tennessee accident killing 3 generations of same family, with Wendy Davis, who was riding in safety seat, the only survivor noted; photograph shown. [Father DAVIS - comments.] Opposition to law outlined. [Institution for Highway Safety spokesperson Ben KELLEY - comments.] Usu. dismissal of chgs. against driver with proof of safety seat purchase noted. [JUDGE - dismisses chgs.] Drop in injury and death rate since enactment of law mentioned.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
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