The Senate Commerce Committee today approved two road safety measures in the wake of the Firestone tire scandal, including a plan by U.S. Senator Peter G. Fitzgerald (R-Illinois) to improve safety standards for child car seats. "Car crashes are the leading cause of death among children in this country," said Fitzgerald, citing statistics indicating that as many as 600 children under the age of five are killed each year in car accidents. "The stories we've heard during the past few months about faulty tires and tragic car crashes remind us how dangerous the road can be, and how important it is to make sure our children are safe when they ride in the car. This important legislation will help ensure that the car seats and booster seats we trust to protect our kids are up to the task."