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Plano woman designs prototype to stop kids from dying in overheated cars

March 5, 2015

Nancy Dominguez knows too many kids die each year when a parent or caretaker leaves them in a car that’s overheated. So the 23-year-old has created a device to tackle the problem, and hopefully save lives.

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VIDEO: Florida parents demand mandatory protective barriers at daycare centers

March 1, 2015

3/1/2015 The Today Show, Kerry Sanders reports Orange Country, Florida is expected to be the first in the nation to adopt a new standard for all daycare centers in which barriers are put in place strong enough to stop 5,000-pound vehicle. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports. Learn more: 2015-03-01-todayshow-florida-daycare barriers

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Florida parents demand mandatory protective barriers at daycare centers

Orange Country, Florida is expected to be the first in the nation to adopt a new standard for all daycare centers in which barriers are put in place strong enough to stop 5,000-pound vehicle. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.

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Prosecution not the way to deal with parents who accidentally leave children in cars

February 22, 2015

2/22/2015 Herald Sun, Patrick Carloyn CRIME tape cordoned off the unthinkable in a Kyneton street on Thursday. A little boy had died in a car’s back seat and no one could say why. Learn more: 2015-02-22-heraldsun-australia-balfour

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Prosecution not the way to deal with parents who accidentally leave children in cars

Not the homicide squad detectives. Not the woman slumped and sobbing nearby.
Neighbours trailed off as they spoke of community and support.
Here was a death that couldn’t be explained.

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I-Team: Children left alone in cars at Tri-State casinos a growing problem

February 19, 2015

2/19/2015 WCPO, Jason Law There were 262 cases of children left in cars at casinos in the United States in the last 20 years, according to data from KidsAndCars.org. Forty of those cases involved casinos in Ohio and Indiana. Learn more: 2015-02-19-wcpo-casinos

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Children left alone in cars at Tri-State casinos a growing problem

On a cold morning last month, police said Dontae Smith parked his car in Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati’s outdoor garage and walked inside.
His 6-year-old son didn’t go with him.

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Protect the rescuers of kids locked in cars

February 15, 2015

2/15/2015 The Herald Online Bystanders should not be constrained by fears of a lawsuit when they need to rescue children locked inside a hot car. Learn more: 2015-02-15-herald-sc-goodsamaritan

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Protect the rescuers of kids locked in cars

Bystanders should not be constrained by fears of a lawsuit when they need to rescue children locked inside a hot car.
A bill being considered in the S.C. House to help protect children left alone in cars is a good example of legislation that shouldn’t be necessary but unfortunately is.

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“Good Samaritan” protection for saving children

February 13, 2015

2/13/2015 Chickasha NOW OKLAHOMA CITY – A Tulsa legislator has endorsed a measure that would immunize from civil liability any ‘Good Samaritan’ who breaks out a window in a locked motor vehicle to save the life of an endangered child. Learn more: 2015-02-13-chickashanow-ok-goodsamaritan

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