Kids are dying in hot cars at an alarming rate; safety agency tweets for awareness

August 21, 2019

Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free PressPublished 6:00 a.m. ET Aug. 21, 2019 | Updated 12:09 p.m. ET Aug. 21, 2019 The numbers are sickening: 10 children dead in 20 days. They were little girls and boys who died in hot cars just in the last few weeks, a growing crisis that’s perplexing in part because experts say […]

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Mother of boy killed in hot car works to prevent more tragedies

August 14, 2019

Updated: 9:24 PM EDT Aug 13, 2019 – Greg Fox  Reporter Play Video Last year saw a record number of hot car deaths: 51. So far this year, 32 kids across the country have died, including a little boy in South Florida a couple of weeks ago. Now, parents of victims are taking action. WESH 2 […]

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Technology to save kids in hot cars exists. So why isn’t it in every vehicle?

August 6, 2019

“This needs to be standard, not optional, on all vehicles. What we know is when given the choice, parents don’t believe they need this technology.” The Hot Cars Act of 2019 would mandate all new cars to be equipped with a reminder system for drivers to check for passengers in the back. So far in […]

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Hyundai to Expand Child-Monitoring Systems to More Models by 2022

July 31, 2019

We tested Rear Occupant Alert, which is designed to prevent hot-car deaths. It’s a step above other automakers’ systems. By Patrick Olsen July 31, 2019 Hyundai will make a child-monitoring system standard on most new vehicles by 2022 to prevent kids from being left behind in hot cars, the automaker announced Wednesday, National Heatstroke Prevention […]

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Is your child safe when using vehicle child safety locks?

July 30, 2019

Updated: 10:21 AM CDT Jul 29, 2019 Donna Pitman  KMBC 9 News Anchor Play Video KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The cold truth is that hot cars kill. It’s a message a group called Kids and Cars can’t get out enough. “The way a vehicle heats up, it acts like a greenhouse,” Amber Rollins with Kids […]

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Experiment involving SUV reveals hidden danger for small children

July 26, 2019

Advocacy group wants to see 360-degree cameras installed on all vehicles Updated: 10:00 PM CDT Jul 25, 2019 Donna Pitman  KMBC 9 News Anchor WATCH VIDEO REPORT KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Drivers are likely oblivious to a danger often hiding in plain sight when they are behind the wheel. KMBC 9 News anchor Donna Pitman made […]

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Consumer Reports Urges Congress to Pass the ‘Hot Cars Act of 2019’

July 23, 2019

PRESS RELEASE July 22, 2019 Rear seat child detection and alert systems will save lives, should be required on all new cars, says Consumer Reports. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports called on lawmakers in Congress today to support the Hot Cars Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation recently introduced in both the House and Senate that would […]

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State warns deaf community about keyless ignitions

July 18, 2019

by Garrett Wymer Wednesday, July 17th 2019 LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – Advocates in Kentucky are urging the deaf community to know about the potential dangers of keyless ignition vehicles after a Lexington woman died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning earlier this month. Friends tell us Connie Dotson died when she accidentally left her car with […]

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SC led the nation for kids dying in hot cars. It could happen to any parent, expert warns

BY CODY DULANEY JULY 18, 2019 05:00 AM, UPDATED 1 HOUR 23 MINUTES AGO Watch video interview with Erin Holley South Carolina led the nation in 2018 with six children dying in hot cars. Parents often feel shame, but experts say it could happen to anyone. BY NICOLE L. CVETNIC / MCCLATCHY How could anyone accidentally leave a […]

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