As the summer season has kicked into high gear, so too have Americans’ travel plans.
And as people prepare to make their way to their favorite Fourth of July destinations, former National Transportation Safety Board Chair Deborah Hersman sat down with “Power Players” to warn travelers about some of the biggest threats to travel safety.
The most glaring shortcoming in enforced travel safety, Hersman said, is that the use of child seats on airplanes is not required – and has even been discouraged in some cases – by airlines.
“We restrain our laptops, we restrain the coffee tops, but we don't restrain the most precious cargo on the airplane and that's our children,” said Hersman.
“It’s amazing when you look back 25, 35 years … things have completely changed when it comes to automobiles. All states have requirements for child passengers to be restrained,” Hersman said. “But yet the things that we take for granted when we're traveling 50 miles per hour, we aren't translatingRead More »from Why child seats are required when you're going 50 mph, but not when you're going 500 mph