Rearview-safety rules stuck

Kids’ lives at stake in vehicle visibility, but delays mount up

Posted: December 30, 2012 at 2:36 a.m.

Judy Neiman holds a photo of her daughter, Sydnee, in front of her 2006 Cadillac Escalade three days before Christmas at her home in West Richland, Wash. Sydnee died in late 2011 after Neiman accidentally backed over her with the SUV.

The memories come back to Judy Neiman: The SUV door slamming. A slight bump as she backed up in the bank parking lot. The emergency room doctor’s sobs as he said her 9-year-old daughter Sydnee, who previously had survived four open-heart surgeries, would not make it this time.

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Business, Pages 61 on 12/30/2012