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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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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Unlocking backseat heatstroke deaths

September 1, 2017

Two summers ago, 2-year-old Leasia Carter of Belair-Edison died in the backseat of a Lincoln because her dad, who had been drinking on a Father’s Day celebration, had forgotten she was there. In February of this year, that man was sentenced to eight years in prison for what he confessed to be a “horrible mistake.” […]

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BABY GIRL DIES IN CAR AS MOM WORKED ALL DAY — 911 CALL TELLS HEART-WRENCHING STORY

August 30, 2017

A 15-month-old baby girl died while strapped into her car seat in the backseat of her mother’s car while her mom worked all day. When the baby’s mother returned to the car at the end of her workday, she discovered the baby and by that time, it was too late. While the official cause of […]

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Cars Are Starting To Remind Us Not To Leave Baby In The Back Seat

August 24, 2017

By SELENA SIMMONS-DUFFIN • AUG 24, 2017VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of 2 Rear Seat Reminder, designed to remind drivers to check the back seat as they exit their vehicles, will be offered in many Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles by the 2018 model year. GENERAL MOTORS Originally published on August 24, 2017 8:01 pm Your car already reminds you of a […]

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