Ohio’s Child Restraint Law

Motor Vehicle Safety

All states have child safety seat laws. These laws require children to travel in approved child restraints or booster seats and some permit or require older children to use adult safety belts. However, states differ, including for example, the age at which belts can be used instead of child safety seats. The enforcement and fines…

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Recall of Additional 35-40 Million Potentially Deadly Takata Air Bag Inflators

Automobile Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that it is expanding and accelerating the recall of Takata air bag inflators. The additional estimated 35-40 million inflators adds to the already 28.8 million inflators previously recalled. Takata air bags have been installed in tens of millions of U.S. vehicles and are subject…

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Motor Vehicle Deaths Increase by Largest Percent in 50 Years

Motor Vehicle Safety

In light of improving vehicle safety features, many want to believe that our roads are safer. However, just last month, the National Safety Council released preliminary estimates indicating that motor vehicle deaths increased by 8% last year over the 2014 numbers. This is the largest year-over-year increase in 50 years and 2015 is the deadliest driving…

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