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An epidemic of children dying in hot cars: a tragedy that can be prevented

June 29, 2016

June 20, 2016 6.05am EDT   Author:  David Diamond Professor of Psychology, Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, Director, Neuroscience Collaborative Program and Center for Preclinical and Clinical Research on PTSD, University of South Florida   Shutterstock. CC BY-SA  I have been studying the brain and memory since 1980, but I was baffled when a news reporter asked me in 2004 […]

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Leaving A Child In A Hot Car Is A Tragedy That Could Happen To Anyone

June 9, 2016

6/9/16, Huffington Post As we focus on child safety tips this summer, one of the most dangerous incidents happens in something we use everyday: a car. 37 children die every year from being left in a hot vehicle in easily-preventing accidents. Vice President of Kids And Cars Susan Auriemma gives us an in-depth look at […]

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What You Need to Know About Backup Cameras

May 16, 2016

5/16/16, Cars.com 2016 GMC Terrain Denali Cars.com photo by Angela Conners CARS.COM — Backup cameras are more than just a cool feature: They can be lifesavers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is making those cameras mandatory, and for good reason: The agency wants to help prevent the 210 fatalities and 15,000 injuries caused each […]

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Hot-car deaths, Tragedy or crime?

March 16, 2016

I’ve never met Wade Naramore, the suspended circuit jodge from Garland County who’s pleaded innoicent to negligently leaving his 17-month-old son, Thomas, to die in superheated car last July.

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Don’t Leave Them Kids Alone: State Lawmakers Target Parents

Parents who fear the judgment of neighbors if they leave their kids alone at home or in a car may soon have more than a “tsk tsk” to worry about in Rhode Island.

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Federal regulators considering safety changes to keyless ignition vehicles

March 2, 2016

Keyless ignition vehicles are increasingly popular and don’t require a key to turn off the engine.  Critics say drivers often forget to push a button to turn off the vehicle, leading carbon monoxide to flood into the home and kill those inside without warning.

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Be aware of keyless car dangers

February 12, 2016

Some 21 people have died since 2005 when they accidentally left their cars running.  Our Consumer Team examines the hidden dangers of keyless ignitions.

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Keyless ignition deaths: Mounting cases reinforce US – leading threat

February 10, 2016

Additional cases coming to loight are only reinforcing just how deadly an invisible and odorless threat has proven to be in Palm Beach County.

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Kids in hot cars bill heading to SC governor

February 8, 2016

A bill is  now heading to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk to protect people who break windows to rescue children in hot cars.  The bill gives immunity from civil liability for damage to vehicles resulting from someone breaking in to save a child or vulnerable adult.

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How large is the blind zone behind your vehicle?

Back up cameras won’t simply be an option on vehicles by 2018.  Families who’ve lost loved ones in back over accidents pushed for the law requiring them in all new cars.

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