Look before you lock

June 1, 2015

It seems to be a headline in our news almost every couple weeks, a parent leaving a child alone in a hot car while they run inside a mall or grocery store.

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Think You Would Never Leave Your kid in a Car? One Mother’s Tragic story.

Lyn Balfour, of Charlottesville, never thought it could happen to her. “The high that day was 66 degrees.”
In March of 2007-on her way to work at the Army JAG office outside of Charlottesville-she had 9 month old Bryce in her car.

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Watch your back

In order to prevent backover accidents, automatic emergency braking (AEB) can be implemented.

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Kids in cars could succumb to heat faster than adults

May 29, 2015

Anyone who has children will tell you, when (they’re that age), you don’t ever know if you’re going to get a good night’s sleep. … Fatigue is a huge part of what causes our brain not to work (optimally).”

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New law: No liability for breaking child out of hot car

May 28, 2015

Every year, about 38 children die from being left or forgotten in hot cars across the country, according to the advocacy group Kids and Cars. This summer, Virginia will have a new law to help prevent these deaths.
How often do passersby see a child left behind, locked in a hot car, but don’t act, afraid of a lawsuit if they break them out?

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Hot cars: A deadly danger that can happen to anyone

May 22, 2015

While it may be hard to imagine, many deaths have occurred when over-stressed parents forgot that their children were in the backseat.

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A couple shares their heartbreaking story in hopes of sparing another family from a similar tragedy

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Driveway Dangers: A warning for parents

May 20, 2015

It wasn’t easy for Brian and Amanda Bayers to talk about how their 18-month-old son, Jackson, died, but they did for one reason.

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Child Left Behind: Va. mom whose baby died in hot car shares her story

Rarely do we hear firsthand from a parent involved in one of these tragedies. But one Virginia woman wants you to hear her story, no matter how hard it is for her to tell.

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Children shut in car trunk were in no danger, grandmother says

A St. Louis woman is accused of putting her 10-year-old daughter and two of her daughter’s friends in the trunk of a moving car.

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