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Safety cards urge parents to "Look Before You Lock"

WSLS 10 - Dawn Jefferies

August 22, 2012

22 children have died after being left in hot cars so far this year, according to child safety group Kidsandcars.org. "It's happened to people that wouldn't have imagined that they'd do it and very well educated people," Waff said.

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‘Backover’ accidents a hidden problem in Canada

The Globe and Mail - Patrick White

August 19, 2012

The scene held no forewarning of automotive tragedy: nearing noon, clear day, balmy temperatures, empty parking lot. A father seated behind the wheel of a 2002 Toyota Corolla dropped off his wife and eight-year-old son in the lot outside Toronto’s Ontario Science Centre.

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Safety Push After 8 Kids Die In Hot, Parked Cars

Lesli Foster 9 News Now & wusa9.com

August 17, 2012

They were snapped into car seats and carted away to places with the people who loved them most. Then, the unthinkable happened. All of them died when they were accidentally left behind in a hot, parked car.

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Child Safety Advocates Warn Any Parent Can Make a Deadly Summertime Mistake

WKYU FM Radio - Lisa Autry

August 10, 2012

It can happen to even the most loving, responsible caregivers...

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Heat is lethal threat for children in vehicles

Shelbyville Times-Gazette STAFF REPORT

August 10, 2012

Misremembering a child alone in a hot vehicle can and does happen to loving, caring and responsible caregivers.

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A family's ordinary morning turns tragic with baby's heat death

The Tennessean - Tony Gonzalez

August 09, 2012

People who know Stephanie and Aaron Gray say the couple put their four children at the center of their lives. Now family, friends and Donelson neighbors are reeling from the death of 5-month-old Joel Gray, left unattended for five hours in the family minivan

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Father Aims to Educate After Daughter is Left in Hot Car

KTXL - Sacramento

August 09, 2012

Sarah Corinne Marson was inadvertently left behind in a vehicle and suffered severe brain damage from the heat, but this strong little girl survived. Now, the Marson family is working to help raise awarness and educate others…

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Forgetting a child in a hot back seat can prove deadly

KCRA - By Chris Riva

August 09, 2012

"A father wants others to learn from his experience. It doesn't take a 100-degree day to make it dangerous for children inside the car."

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Dad Hopes to Educate People about Leaving Kids in Hot Cars

Andria Borba FOX40 News

August 08, 2012

When you look at Sara Corinne Marson, with her bright blue eyes, thick braid and big smile - you'd never know what she survived.

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Child Left In Hot Car: Manteca Family Uses Tragedy To Educate Families

CBS13 News - Laura Cole

August 08, 2012

Parents in Manteca are still in agony after they accidentally left their daughter in their hot car, and they want their story to be a warning to others. The daughter survived, but now all their lives have changed forever.

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Seven children in 4 states die after being left in hot cars

Examiner.com - Richard Webster

August 07, 2012

The five-day period from August 2 - 6 brought tragedy to families in Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida and New Mexico as 7 children died of heat stroke after being left in hot vehicles.

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Tech fix to prevent deaths of kids left in cars a frustrating challenge

GoErie.com

August 03, 2012

They're horrific stories, difficult to read and get your mind around. No one would blame you for ignoring them. But they come every year: the news articles about children who died of heatstroke after being left in cars.

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Technology won't solve kids-in-car death problem anytime soon

Austin-American Statesman - Omar L. Gallaga

July 30, 2012

They're horrific stories, difficult to read and get your mind around. No one would blame you for ignoring them. But they come every year, the news articles about children who died of heatstroke after being left in cars.

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PRESS RELEASE: New Research Says Current Warning Systems Designed to Detect Children Left in Vehicles Are Not Reliable

NHTSA

July 30, 2012

The study found that currently available products are limited in their effectiveness and are unreliable as a stand-alone preventative measure for addressing child heatstroke tragedies.

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BlindZone Demonstration

WKBW Programming - Gelber and O'Connell, LLC

July 30, 2012

Gelber and O'Connell, LLC demonstrate the large and very dangerous blindzones that exist behind all vehicles.

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