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A push to adjust backup cameras; Auto lobby seeks to tweak U.S. rule to free up design

June 7, 2014

6/7/2014 Automotive News – Gabe Nelson WASHINGTON — The long-awaited final federal rule mandating backup cameras may not be so final after all.

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US DoT makes rear-view cameras compulsory

June 3, 2014

6/3/2014 Car Design News While the new legislation goes some way to prevent such unfortunate incidents, the ruling does raise the question as to whether the design of some cars adds to the problem. Learn more: 2014-06-03-cardesignnews-rvs

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That Terrifying Time I Locked My Son in the Car

6/3/2014 Parents.com – by Joe DeProspero When you live in a fast-paced culture, one where we’re reserving DVDs before we can even watch them and waiting more than five seconds for a website to load on our smartphones is unacceptable, we’re constantly thinking of the next move before we’ve completed the current. In parenting, this […]

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“Good parents” denial puts kids at risk for heat stroke

June 1, 2014

6/1/2014 Contemporary Pediatrics Every year, US children die of heat stroke after being trapped in vehicles. The people responsible for these preventable tragedies are typically loving, well-meaning parents—none of whom believe it could happen to them. Learn more: 2014-06-01-contemporarypediatrics-heat

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Homewood Community Watch Newsletter

6/1/2014 Homewood Neighborhood Newsletter The Homewood Community Watch Newsletter featured KidsAndCars.org Safety Tips to help raise awareness in their community. Learn more: 2014-06-01-homewoodnewsletter

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You’d Never Forget Your Child In The Car, Right?

6/1/2014 Parents Magazine Most of us think we’re incapable of making such a horrible mistake. So did the parents in this story. Learn more: 2014-06-01-parentsmagazine-heat

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Hot Cars, 3-minute short film

May 28, 2014

5/28/2014 Florida DCF 3 minute PSA video from Florida DCF  

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What kind of person could forget a child in a car? Anyone, experts say

5/28/2014 Global News – Irene Ogrodnik It was ‘tropical day’ at their Austin, Texas daycare, so Sophia Rayne “Ray Ray” Cavaliero’s parents dressed up their one-year-old in a flowered dress. “She smiled back as if she knew she looked so adorable,” said Kristie Reeves, Ray Ray’s mother. “We kissed her and told her we loved her as we […]

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Governor, state agencies tackle vehicle heat deaths

May 27, 2014

5/27/2014 WJCL – Christopher Buchanan A parent breaks-down while explaining the dangers of hot cars on Georgia’s summer days in an excerpt from a new state-promoted video. Learn more: 2014-05-27-wjcl-stanley-heat

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“Forgotten Backseat Baby” Syndrome: an Unimaginable Danger

May 21, 2014

5/21/2014 Pediatric Safety – Kristie Reeves-Cavaliero “Huh? Forgotten what???” is what I imagine you are asking after reading the title. The next question that probably comes to mind is, “what kind of idiot would forget his/ her own child in a car?” Learn more: 2014-05-21-pediatricsafety-cavaliero-heat

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