Press Releases

KidsAndCars.org Launches White House Petition Drive to Prevent Needless Child Deaths in Hot Vehicles - July 14, 2013

Government Finally Issues Rear Visibility Safety Rule for Vehicles, Will Save Lives After Years of Needless Delay - March 31, 2014

Media Advisory: Court To Hear Argument on Obama Administration's Failure to Issue Auto Safety Rule Mandated by Congress as Fatalities Continue to Mount - March 28, 2014

KidsAndCars.org to mark Heat Stroke Prevention Day on July 31 - July 29, 2013

May 2013 Nearly Doubles Average Number of Child Heatstroke Deaths in Vehicles - June 3, 2013

Families of Children Killed in Car Backover Incidents and Safety Groups Urge Obama Administration to Take Action on Rearview Cameras in Cars - April 11, 2013

3 More Children Die in Hot Cars, reports KidsAndCars.org - 11 Children Have Died in August - A Total of 26 This Year - August 28, 2012

8 Children in 4 States Die in Hot Cars in 6 Day Period, reports KidsAndCars.org - August 8, 2012

7 Children in 4 States Die in Hot Cars in 5 Day Period, reports KidsAndCars.org - August 7, 2012

KidsAndCars.org says rulemaking delay on child backover deaths disappointing - February 29, 2012

Memory and Brain Expert Addresses Federal Government on “Forgotten Baby Syndrome” to help prevent hot car tragedies - September 23, 2011

Parents recount heartbreaking incidents to help prevent hot car tragedies - Sacramento, CA - August 31, 2011

Mom tells about son's death in hot car to help prevent similar tragedies - Raleigh, NC - August 23, 2011

Federal government steps up efforts to prevent child deaths in hot cars
Press event dedicated to Georgia child Jurnee Ingram one-year after of her tragic death
- Atlanta, GA – August 15, 2011

Texas Mom speaks out for the first time about son’s death in a hot car
Expanded awareness campaigns needed to prevent child deaths in hot cars
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Fort Worth, TX – August 11, 2011

KidsAndCars.org launches national safety awareness program for hospitals to educate new parents about heat stroke danger  - July 13, 2011

KidsandCars.org again demands that GM recall cars to retrofit with internal trunk releases - June 20, 2011

KidsAndCars.org warns against leaving children in hot vehicles this summer - June 8th, 2011  pdf

No More Backing Blind -  December 3, 2010

Four month-old is 11th baby to die in Texas this year and 11th Heat-related Vehicular Death in August Nationwide -  August 26, 2010

New Data Contests NHTSA Findings, Exposes Real Danger of Vehicle Power Windows -  November 2, 2009

KidsAndCars.org calls for General Motor vehicles to be recalled and retrofitted with internal trunk releases -  June 19, 2009

New report undercounts statistics regarding children left behind in hot cars -  June 9, 2009

KidsAndCars.org Research Validated by Federal Government Report - January 29, 2009

Consumer, Safety Advocates Join With Victims To Celebrate New Law Protecting Children In And Around Motor Vehicles -  April 9, 2008

California Trauma Teams Unite To Reduce Child Injuries And Deaths Due To Vehicle Backovers - May 21, 2007

Sununu Honored For Work In Helping To Enact Child Car Safety Bill - April 9, 2008

Safe Guards Protecting Children in and Around Vehicles Becomes Law - February 29, 2008

Clinton Hails Final Passage Of Kids And Cars Safety Legislation; Meets With Affected Ohio Family - February 15, 2008

KIDS AND CARS * Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety * Consumers Union * Public Citizen * Center for Auto Safety * Trauma Foundation * Consumer Federation of America *National Consumers League - February 14, 2008

CLINTON AND DINGELL HAIL FINAL PASSAGE OF KIDS AND CARS SAFETY LEGISLATION NOW ON ITS WAY TO BE SIGNED INTO LAW - February 14, 2008

Parents, Consumer and Safety Groups Applaud House Committee Action Today for Passing the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Act
Child Safety Bill Sponsored by Representatives Schakowsky (D-IL) and King (R-NY) Clears House Committee Hurdle
- December 18, 2007

Child Safety Advocates and Consumer Groups Applaud Senate Committee Action Today to Stop Deaths and Injuries of Children Due to Motor Vehicle Design Flaws - May 16, 2007

Sen. Stevens Co-Sponsors Legislation to Improve Child Safety Features in Automobiles - March 1, 2007

Child Safety Advocates and Victims Join Senators Clinton and Sununu and Representatives Schakowsky and King to Demand Passage of Tougher Laws to Stop Deaths and Injuries of Children Due to Motor Vehicle Design Flaws - February 27, 2007

Safety Groups Saddened By News of Detroit Child Strangled In Power Window
- December 22, 2006

Leader of KIDS AND CARS recognized by Safe Kids Kansas - December 13, 2006

Government Vehicle Backover Report Confirms Urgent Need for Visibility Safety Standard - November 14, 2006

Child Safety Advocates Join Victims On Capitol Hill To Push For Passage of Tougher Laws To Keep Children Safe In And Around Cars - March 9, 2006

Motor Vehicle Dangers That Are An Easy Fix Continue to Kill and Injure Children - September 6, 2006

Safety Groups Encouraged By Auto Industry-Government agreement to help end danger of runaway vehicles - August 21, 2006

Safety Groups Win Decision to Make Power Windows Less Dangerous for Children, But Government Says “No” to Fail Safe Technology to Eliminate Problem - April 13, 2006

Senator Clinton, Child Safety Advocates Join To Help Families Protect Children In And Around Vehicles During the Holidays - December 30, 2005

Senator Clinton Announces Legislation To Protect Children In And Around Vehicles - October 31, 2005

Consumer, Safety Groups Applaud Important Child-Car Safety Measures Approved in Today’s Highway Bill - July 29, 2005

Lawmakers Must Keep Life-Saving Auto Safety Improvements in Highway Bill, Public Safety Groups, Survivor Advocates Say - July 21, 2005

Three Children Killed Each Week in Preventable Auto-Related Deaths Focus of Coalition's Campaign - May 24, 2005

Safety Groups Lament Gaps In Projected Auto Fatalities - April 21, 2005

Advocates Demands GM Pull Ad Of Children Driving Corvettes - August 25, 2004