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*Annabelle's Angels is a 501(c)(3) approved, Non-profit Organization

 

See Details of our last race from Sept. 2008 below:

Contact email helpannabellesangels@yahoo.com

 

We enjoyed a family, fun filled morning starting with the "Kids Fun Run", sponsored by Romp n’ Roll. They provided a fun, energizing "Warm-up with Rompy the Dog" at 8:15, with the "Kids Fun Run" kicking off at 8:30. All ages were welcome to participate!! The AA5K Run/Walk began at 9:00 AM., with a warm up provided by Stroller Strides at 8:45.

 

The AA5K was held at Rivers Edge Elementary School   

(11600 Holman Ridge Road Glen Allen , VA 23059 ). Local band "Silly Bus" returned to our event! Many came see the colorful characters and danced the morning away. We also had face painting, games, children’s tattoos, jugglers and much, much more! Participants tried their luck at winning a gas card up to $100- when purchasing a prize balloon! All of the wonderful prizes were donated, thank you to everyone for their generosity!

 

We had several vendor booths set up. Kids and Cars & Annabelle's Angels provided information regarding the safety of children in and around vehicles. We had a vehicle on site to show the Rear View Safety Lens and a back up camera in action! Everyone should have a back up safety device installed in their vehicle.  

For more info.

helpannabellesangels@yahoo.com


BILL PASSES! February 2008

The "Cameron Gulbransen Kids and Transportation Safety Act of 2007" is now law. The Senate earlier this month passed the bill H.R. 1216 by unanimous consent, while the House passed the bill by voice vote in late December. This is a much-needed step to promote automobile child safety.

The Act will help prevent accidental injuries to children occurring in non-traffic accidents. Safety group Kids and Cars, strong advocates of the Act, reports that in 2007 an average of four children were killed every week in non-traffic related incidents, such as accidental rollovers, power window strangulations, or accidents occurring when an unattended child inadvertently nocks a car into gear.

The Act will also focus attention on a segment of fatalities and injuries that has been traditionally overlooked by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA). Two-year old Cameron Gulbransen, for whom the Act is named, was killed when his father accidentally backed over him in the family’s driveway.

Safety measures

The Act requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to research auto safety issues to which children are especially vulnerable. Under the Act the DOT is specifically directed on these safety issues:

•  Auto-reverse for power windows: Initiate rulemaking to consider issuing or amending Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to require that power window mechanisms be equipped with an automatic reverse feature activated if the window's path is obstructed

•  Blind spots: Initiate rulemaking to consider issuing or amending Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to reduce a vehicle's "blind spot," by establishing requirements for different types of motor vehicles that could be met through the integration of additional mirrors, back-up cameras, sensors or other technologies

•  Brake transmission shift interlock: Require that all vehicles manufactured after September 1, 2010 and equipped with an automatic transmission system using a 'park' position also be equipped with a system that prevents the vehicle from being shifted out of park unless the brake pedal is depressed

Closing information gaps

In addition, the Act requires that NHTSA for the first time establish a database that stores information about injuries and fatalities that occur in non-traffic and non-crash related situations. Specifically, the Act directs NHTSA to gather information about:

•  The make and model and year of the vehicle involved

•  The number and type of injuries or fatalities

•  Potential causes of the injuries or fatalities

All information gathered and contained in the database would be made public and searchable over the web. Under the Act this information would also be used as one element of a comprehensive consumer awareness program that would make information on ways to reduce non-traffic related automobile risks available to parents and caregivers.

  http://www.citizen.org/autosafety/booster_seat/articles.cfm?ID=17564

Public Citizen - Auto Safety & Consumer Protection - Washington , DC

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*The Lenses are in stock and can be purchased by going to the Buy Safety Lens page! They sell for $20- each

Richmond, VA (and surrounding areas) Rear Lens Events:

*If you are interested in setting up a Rear Lens event to allow people to see a demonstration, please contact us at helpannabellesangels@yahoo.com.



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