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 KidsAndCars.org. 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 KidsandCars.org, “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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July 10, 2017

WATCH VIDEO YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –With vehicles getting larger, it is becoming more difficult to see children in front of cars. Hundreds of children have lost their lives when drivers, often pulling forward out of a driveway, accidentally crush them. Kids and Cars call these kids of accidents frontovers. Eighty percent of frontovers involve larger vehicles and most accidents involve […]

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DCFS releases PSA announcement reminding everyone to keep kids and pets safe in and around cars

published July 10 2017 11:23 AM SPRINGFIELD – Today, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), in partnership with KidsAndCars.org, released an audio public service announcement to build awareness on how to keep children safe in and around cars. The PSA is available in both English and Spanish and can be listened to […]

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Family loses son in hot car death, joins lawmakers in stopping it

July 7, 2017

By Kellie Meyer  | Posted: Fri 5:57 PM, Jul 07, 2017 WATCH VIDEO  WASHINGTON (Gray DC) — “I still wake up every morning and cry. I still gaze at my picture that I carry with me,” Miles Harrison said. It was a hot July day. Miles Harrison drove to work, forgetting to drop his 21-month-old son Chase off at daycare. […]

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37 children die of heat stroke after being left in hot cars each year

July 6, 2017

Posted: Thu 9:04 AM, Jul 06, 2017 (GRAY) – It was a change in routine that led to the death of 2-year-old Maya Peabody. Her mother, Dawn Peabody recalls the day it happened, “October 18th 2008 was a very un-typical day for us, normally on Saturdays my daughter Maya would have gone to work with me. We […]

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Texas boy invents device to prevent hot car deaths

June 29, 2017

Kristen Dahlgren and Daniel Arkin, NBC News , KGW, June 29, 2017 NBC News Bishop Curry Bishop Curry looks for ways to fix the world. For an 11-year-old boy, he’s unusually curious about big-picture problems, his dad says — from natural disasters to civil rights. And he’s always loved to tinker. That’s why it wasn’t […]

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