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HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE TO HOLD HEARING ON GOVERNMENT'S FAILURE TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST UNSAFE BELT DESIGNS; VIDEOS, DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE

HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE TO HOLD HEARING ON GOVERNMENT'S FAILURE TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST UNSAFE BELT DESIGNS; VIDEOS, DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE
 On Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. in Room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, South Capitol and Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, the House Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families will hold an oversight hearing into the government's failure to take action against unsafe belt designs ("windowshade" slack inducing belts and some "passive" belts) and unsafe truck designs that permit underride injuries. IIR President Benjamin Kelley will be a witness at the hearings. Videos of windowshade slack belt injury victims will be shown at the hearings.
 IIR has considerable background material available on all three issues, including 3/4-inch crash test and demonstration videos and explanatory documents. These encompass many years of work on these issues by IIR and other safety groups and show that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has known how to eliminate belt design and truck underride hazards but has failed to do so.
 NOTE: If your news organization would like copies of such materials, including the tapes of "windowshade" victims or would like more information about their contents, please call the contact below. IIR can provide the materials to you on fairly short notice, but asks that you provide courier service to have them picked up, or that you obtain the materials from IIR at the hearing under advance arrangements.
 CONTACT: Cindy Raffles of the Institute for Injury Reduction, 800-544-3694.
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CO: Institute for Injury Reduction ST: Maryland, District of Columbia IN: AUT SU: EXE

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