KIDS AND CARS’ PETITION AIMS TO PREVENT DEATHS IN HOT VEHICLES

July 14, 2014

7/14/2014 ABC News 7 A national effort has been launched to help prevent accidents involving children being left in hot cars. Learn more: 2014-07-14-abcnews7-heat-petition

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I Left My Baby in a Hot Car’: One Mom Shares Her Tragic Story

July 11, 2014

7/11/2014 CafeMom – TheStir “Unlike some parents I was absolutely blessed to have the opportunity to hold my son one last time and tell him goodbye, and I made a promise to him that no matter how painful it would be to go through my story over and over and over again if just one […]

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Tennessee law allows you to break into hot car to save children

July 10, 2014

7/10/2014 The TODAY SHOW, via WRCB-TV In a summer punctuated by horrifying incidents of children dying in hot cars, one state will now allow bystanders to break into a car if they see a kid inside who they believe is in danger. Learn more: 2014-07-10-todayshow-heat-tnlaw

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Cases of children dying in cars raise concerns

7/10/2014 Highlands Today – Jay Meisel According to safety advocacy group KidsAndCars.org, 44 kids died of heat stroke in hot cars in 2013, most of which occurring when parents forgot their children were in the car. The group suggests leaving an important item, like a purse or cell phone, in the back seat as a […]

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Should the government step in to prevent hot car deaths?

7/10/2014 The CNN Wire While the case of the Georgia father accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die in a hot car continues to grip the nation, it has also sparked a debate about whether more could be done to prevent the accidental deaths of children from heatstroke inside a car. Learn more: 2014-07-10-cnnwire-heat

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How technology could help prevent kids’ deaths in hot cars

7/10/2014 ELIENE AUGENBRAUN, CBS NEWS The news is always tragic, and seems to happen far too often: a child left in a hot car is found dead of heat stroke when a caregiver forgot or did not know they were there. Learn more: 2014-07-10-cbsnews-heat

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What should you do if you see a child in a hot car?

7/10/2014 TODAY Show – A. Pawlowski In a summer punctuated by horrifying incidents of children dying in hot cars, one state will now allow bystanders to break into a car if they see a kid inside who they believe is in danger. Learn more: 2014-07-10-todayshow-heat

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Cases Of Kids Dying In Hot Cars All Too Common

July 7, 2014

7/7/2014 AOL Autos – Pete Bigelow If Harris is found to have orchestrated his son’s death, this case would be an anomaly. There are an average of 38 vehicular heatstroke deaths per year in the United States, but the number of cases that may involve criminal intent are exceedingly rare. Most don’t even involve recklessness […]

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Child car heat deaths not unusually high this year

7/7/2014 USA TODAY – Lori Grisham Every summer, there are reports of people dying in hot vehicles. Young children are more vulnerable than adults: More than 70% of heatstroke deaths occur in children younger than age 2. Learn more: 2014-07-07-usatoday-heat

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It’s your brain’s fault: How any parent could forget their child in a hot car

7/7/2014 News Net 5 – Sarah Buduson Todd and Melody Costello know all too well how the brain’s habits can become destructive. On July 29, 2002, a change in their daily routine changed their lives. Learn more: 2014-07-07-newsnet5-costello-heat

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