According to the NHTSA, "back-over" incidents kill 183 Americans every year, more than vending machines and schnauzers combined. The unlikely senatorial duo of John E. Sununu (not to be confused with John H. Sununu) and Hillary Clinton are introducing the Cameron Gulbransen Kids and Cars Safety Act, which would mandate safety equipment that alerts a driver to a child behind the vehicle. As an added dollop of safety goodness, the bill would also require power windows to auto-reverse when rolled up on a child's body part. Automakers are less than ecstatic, feeling that glow-in-the-dark trunk releases should be enough safety for anybody.
Bill would make cars kid-safe [Detroit News]
He's Ba-a-ck! [internal]