Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and John Sununu (R-NH) introduced the Cameron Gulbransen Kids and Cars Safety Act of 2005, S. 1948, on November 1, 2005. The bill is designed to improve vehicle child safety features. Companion legislation, H.R. 2230, was introduced in May in the House of Representatives by Representative Peter King (R-NY).
The legislation instructs the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations mandating that all new vehicles have mechanisms designed to detect obstructions and reverse direction to prevent child strangulation and injury. The legislation also includes language requiring new vehicles to be equipped with sensors that detect when an object is behind a car to prevent backovers, in addition to breaking systems to prevent unintended rolling.IN-DEPTH:
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