The 5 worst car seat mistakes parents are making

November 2, 2017

(iStock) By Elisabeth Leamy November 2 at 6:00 AM After the other driver ran a red light and plowed into her minivan, Christine Miller of Santa Clarita, Calif., looked in the back seat for her son Kyle, but he had been thrown from the vehicle and was gone forever. “If the scars on my heart were visible, […]

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Forgetting a Child in a Back Seat Can Kill. Cars May Soon Warn You.

October 26, 2017

Wheels  By PAUL STENQUIST OCT. 26, 2017 A House bill passed last month would require new cars to include a device for detecting children in the back seat. CreditMatt Roth for The New York Times  At least 41 children have died of heatstroke this year after being left in the back seat of a parked vehicle. Since 1990, […]

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Hot Car Fatalities Are Year-Round Threat to Children and Pets

October 6, 2017

CR testing shows it doesn’t take hot weather for kids to wind up in danger By Emily A. Thomas, Ph.D. October 06, 2017 Even on mild weather days, the temperature inside a closed vehicle can reach dangerous levels within an hour, posing major health risks to small children or pets left inside, Consumer Reports testing […]

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HOT CARS Act Gathers Steam in Senate

By Jennifer Geiger, October 5, 2017 Manufacturer image CARS.COM — It’s rare to hear of an issue getting support on both sides of the aisle in Washington these days, but preventing children from dying of heatstroke in cars is one of those issues. The Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats (HOT CARS) Act of 2017 is getting […]

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FENNEL: Bravo for bipartisan support of HOT CARS Act

October 5, 2017

OCTOBER 4, 2017 BY HAYS POST 0 COMMENTS Janette Fennell KidsAndCars.org is elated to announce that today the HOT CARS Act was advanced by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee as part of the AV START Act (American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act, S. 1885). The legislation will require technology be put […]

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Hyundai’s New Rear-Seat Reminder Is Actually a Little Different from Nissan’s and GM’s

October 3, 2017

 OCTOBER 3, 2017 AT 6:11 PM BY DAVID MULLER How many alerts do you need to remember that you’ve left your child in the back seat? Several, according to Hyundai, which is set to become the third automaker to install rear-occupant alert technology. But whereas similar systems in General Motors and Nissanvehicles monitor whether rear doors have been opened […]

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New Study Released on Nontraffic Injuries and Fatalities in Young Children

September 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 27, 2017 Contact: KidsAndCars.org: Janette Fennell, [email protected], (484) 278-4641 or (415) 336-9279 KidsAndCars.org: Amber Andreasen, [email protected], (913) 732-2792 Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE [email protected], 401-275-3765 New Study Released on Nontraffic Injuries and Fatalities in Young Children First of its kind study focuses on hidden […]

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CO and Cars: Unfinished Business

September 14, 2017

Posted on Thursday, Sep 14th, 2017   In 1975, the auto industry began to equip vehicles with catalytic converters to meet the emission limits of the Clean Air Act of 1970. Sitting unobtrusively between the engine and the muffler, the “cat” changes the noxious gases in automobile exhaust into harmless nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and […]

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Fighting for life and protecting our children

September 13, 2017

By Casey Parker Posted Sep 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM    On April 1st, 2012, my daughter Skye Renee Jordan was hit by a truck. I will never forget the day as long as I live. I was organizing a volleyball tournament when I got the call from my husband — he had run over Skye with his truck. Everything […]

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Raelyn Balfour column: We need more car regulation to keep kids safe

September 12, 2017

By Raelyn Balfour, September 12, 2017 THINKSTOCK By Raelyn Balfour On the morning of March 30, 2007, I was positive that I had dropped off my son, Bryce, at his babysitter’s house. I did not learn until later that afternoon when the babysitter called that he was not with her. My son died after being […]

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