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Automobiles Driving Blind / Back-up Accidents #790668

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 20, 2005
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The problem of car drivers backing over children introduced; CDC statistics cited.

(East Paddom, Connecticut: Lisa Stark) The problem of blind spots for drivers examined; demonstration of children out of sight behind a vehicle & photos of children killed in back-over accidents shown. [Mother Rachel CLEMENS†- recounts the accident in which her husband drove over their two-year-old.] [Kids & Cars Janette FENNELL†- says the bigger vehicles have bigger blind zones.] "Consumer Reports" diagram of the blind spots behind different vehicles & of how a back-up camera would work shown. ["Consumer Reports" David CHAMPION†- says the cars should be safer for families.]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Stark, Lisa

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