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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If a child is left in a hot car, the vehicle should alert you, advocates for law say

August 6, 2017

In this June 18, 2014, photo, police investigate an SUV where a toddler died near Marietta, Ga., when the father forgot to drop his child off at day care and went to work. (Ben Gray / AP) Mary Wisniewski Contact ReporterChicago Tribune Jennifer Hilton is a loving mother who would never put a child in danger. […]

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No one is immune

August 1, 2017

By Jessie Wagoner [email protected] Aug 1, 2017 Updated Aug 1, 2017 National Child Vehicular Heatstroke Prevention Day activities were held nationwide Monday in hopes of preventing child deaths associated with being left in hot cars. Already this year 30 children have died — two in Arizona over the weekend — after being left in hot cars. “No one […]

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Hot car deaths reach record numbers in July

By Susan Scutti, CNN Updated 5:07 PM ET, Tue August 1, 2017 Story highlights On average, 37 children die each year after being left in a car Legislation, technologies are not enough, expert advises (CNN)As of July 31, the number of children across the United States who have died of heatstroke when left in hot cars […]

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Heat Stroke Death a Risk to Children in Hot Cars

July 31, 2017

By Consumer Reports Last updated: July 31, 2017 With warm weather, sadly, come tragic cases of children being left in hot cars and dying from heat stroke. On average, 37 children in the U.S. die of heat stroke each year after being left in a hot car, according to While it may be hard to imagine, many […]

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Child advocates urge back-seat alarms as 2 die in Arizona

July 30, 2017

Associated Press, JULY 30, 2017 7:39 PM A proposed law that would require carmakers to build alarms for back seats is being pushed by child advocates who say it will prevent kids from dying in hot cars. The law also would streamline the criminal process against caregivers who cause the deaths — cases that can […]

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115 degrees in 10 minutes: The dangers of kids and hot cars

July 26, 2017

Mike Marusarz 8:00 PM, Jul 26, 2017 OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – When the engine is cut and the doors are shut, your vehicle can turn into an oven. Every year, children die trapped in the backs of hot cars. In the last 27 years, nearly 800 children died in hot cars. In 2017, 23 have died […]

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Don’t Let Your Child Become a Hot Car Victim

July 14, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017 Every year, an average of 37 children die from being locked inside a hot car in the U.S.  Since 1994, 804 children have died from heat-related illnesses in cars, according to Kids and Cars, an advocacy center that conducts research on car-related dangers surrounding children.   It’s heartbreaking—an unspeakable tragedy that […]

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Look before you lock

July 11, 2017

By Lindsey Renuard News Editor  Jul 11, 2017 After 30 minutes my car reached 115 degrees on a 77 degree day. LINDSEY RENUARD/Skiatook Journal According to, “On average, 37 children die from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside vehicles. Even the best of parents or caregivers can unknowingly leave a sleeping baby in a car; and […]

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