KidsAndCars.org announces alliance with Animal Care Organizations to save lives and attends Pet Night on Capitol Hill

November 10, 2017

KidsAndCars.org is joining forces with a coalition of animal care organizations in support of the HOT CARS Act of 2017 (see below). This new collaboration will help prevent hot car tragedies involving children, animals, and other vulnerable members of our society.   As part of Pet Night on Capitol Hill, KidsAndCars.org President Janette Fennell and VP […]

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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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Hot car deaths can happen year round, Consumer Reports finds

By CATHERINE THORBECKE & GIO BENITEZ Oct 6, 2017, 7:48 AM ET ABC News A new Consumer Report report states that hot car deaths can happen all year round Hot cars can be a threat for children even during the cooler months of the year, according to new findings released today by Consumer Reports. The new warning […]

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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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