There are so many ways children can be injured or killed in or around motor vehicles. We have created a very dangerous environment for our children and it is imperative that we put in place mechanisms to keep them safe as they are unable to do that for themselves.
Other dangers known to KidsAndCars.org are:
Falls from motor vehicles
Car theft with the child inside the vehicle
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Kidnapping or Abductions…
Motor vehicle fire accidents
Below are stories of just a few children who survived a dangerous incident involving a motor vehicle.
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Kelly: Extra look before backing up can save kid's life
June 28, 2012
Few accidents are sadder or more horrific than when a child is run over by a parent, a grandparent, a neighbor or a friend — and yet they continue to happen.Read More
Winter Advisory: Don't Leave Kids Alone in the Car
January 10, 2012
You often hear about children being left in cars in the middle of the summer, but did you know that it can be equally dangerous during the winter months?Read More
Little-Known Seat Belt Danger Could Be Deadly
December 13, 2011
Here's a warning for the millions of parents who believe their child is safely buckled into their car seat. There is a little-known danger in the back seat that can claim the life of a child in seconds.Read More
3-On Your Side: Backseat Child Safety Warning
November 17, 2011
A 2-year-old boy was nearly strangled to death by backseat seatbelt, Chris May has the 3-on your side safety warningRead More
Yellow Cake, Yellow Cars, Fun and Giving
June 02, 2011
This celebration that gives back would not be complete without the One Yellow Car Cake for 100 Yellow Cars. Or the spirit of generosity, for that matter. This particular cake celebrated a $100 donation to Kids and CarsRead More
Kids left in cars at risk, police say
March 12, 2011
Three days, three stolen vehicles. In each case a slew of similarities. A vehicle is parked and running on the south side of town, left unattended as its driver dashes in somewhere - a house, a gas station - for a brief second. Also, at least one kid gets left alone in each car - and taken as someone swipes the vehicle.Read More
Sleeping Baby Trapped in a Hot Car: Would You Come to the Rescue or Keep on Walking?
February 02, 2009
Imagine walking down a busy street and suddenly hearing a cry coming from a parked car. When you look closer, you spot a baby in the backseat and notice that all the windows are closed. It's a hot summer day and the parents are nowhere to be found. Passersby must decide what to do after seeing a baby trapped in a hot car. What do you do?Read More
You Can't Do That on TV
December 01, 2004
Chevrolet invests months of work and millions of dollars in a high-octane TV commercial for its new 2005 Corvette -- then suddenly pulls the plug as "A Boy's Dream" gets an unexpected rude awakening.Read More
Carbon Monoxide Nightmare
January 01, 2004
The day that man sat across from me on the show, his pain was palpable. I knew viewers around the world would be able to sense his agony right through their television sets.Read More
Unattended Kids Cars Expert Panel Recommendations
March 01, 2001
We did not put children first in the design of our vehicles. Now we are paying a price. Jim Hall, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)Read More