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    Ford creating kidís belly for crash-test dummies

    Ford creating kid’s belly for crash-test dummies

    Effort aims to boost children’s car safety, previously focused on head, chest

    DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. is developing a high-tech insert for crash test dummies that is similar in size and shape to a 6-year-old's abdomen, aiming to improve tests for children's vehicle safety....

    Remaining article is in this link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22398829/

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    Re: Ford creating kidís belly for crash-test dummies

    ooo interesting
    ďBefore you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes...
    That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away AND you have their shoes.Ē

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    Re: Ford creating kidís belly for crash-test dummies

    It's about time!
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    Re: Ford creating kidís belly for crash-test dummies

    that is really cool!
    Katie, proud mom to one brilliant boy.
    4 years old, 44'' tall, 16.25'' torso, 42 lbs.
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    Re: Ford creating kidís belly for crash-test dummies

    Sweeeeet -- I'd like to see a spine to actually test Sunshine Kids' theory of the Radian being safe to use when shoulders above the top slot
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    Re: Ford creating kidís belly for crash-test dummies

    Quote Originally Posted by papooses View Post
    Sweeeeet -- I'd like to see a spine to actually test Sunshine Kids' theory of the Radian being safe to use when shoulders above the top slot
    yes, that would indeed be nice
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    Re: Ford creating kidís belly for crash-test dummies

    Can't wait to see Ford's 4 point seat belt available for adults in cars - perhaps in 2012!

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    Re: Ford creating kidís belly for crash-test dummies

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    Can't wait to see Ford's 4 point seat belt available for adults in cars - perhaps in 2012!
    Wow & by then I might actually have a career to afford a nice new car Unless I decide to put $ into traveling....
    TIFF ~ doula & all hours childcare provider
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