Experts looking for ways to prevent hot car deaths, new radar technology could detect heartbeats

June 27, 2022

By Yi-Jin Yu Every year, approximately 38 children die from being left in a hot car, according to Kids and Cars Safety, a national nonprofit that tracks hot car deaths and aims to prevent vehicle-related risks to children and pets. As the U.S. heads into more heat waves this summer and temperatures in the Midwest, South and West soar […]

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How are children left on school buses? Neuroscientist provides perspective

June 17, 2022

June 8, 2022 | by Taylor Hanon |  Unfortunately, instances of school bus drivers and attendants leaving children on a school bus happen all too often. But, David Diamond, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at the Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida, said other factors besides negligence could contribute to leaving a child behind. Diamond began his presentation […]

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Federal law to address vehicle safety standards, crash prevention & increased fatalities

May 13, 2022

By Lurah Lowery on May 12, 2022, Legal | Technology The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that became law in November 2021 not only lays out a spending plan for the repair of roads and bridges but also requires vehicle safety standard revisions and research as well as safety component additions over the next one to three years. As attorney Michael R. […]

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Garland father works to raise awareness of hot cars after son’s close call

May 12, 2022

BY ERIN JONES, MAY 4, 2022 / 10:15 PM / CBS DFW Watch video interview HERE GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat related deaths, according to Eric Stuyvesant said he would see the reports and think as a responsible parent that could never happen to him, but […]

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Research Shows That Anyone Could Forget Kids in Hot Cars

May 3, 2022

Emily A. Thomas, PhD, Consumer Reports Mon, May 2, 2022, 8:18 AM·7 min read Forgetting children is a common memory failure that can lead to tragic consequences If parents think they would never forget their child in a hot car, they should think again. It can happen to anyone. Since 1998, more than 900 children […]

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Is It Ever Okay To Leave Kids Alone In The Car?

December 13, 2021

Taking into consideration state laws as well as the safety of the situation can help parents determine if they should leave kids alone in the car. Every parent has been left with the conundrum of what age they could or should leave their kids alone in the car. After all, if just running into the store […]

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“Fatal Distraction” views Justin Ross Harris child-death case with a different lens

December 8, 2021

JIM FARMERDECEMBER 7, 2021 The new documentary “Fatal Distraction” raises questions about the car-seat death of Justin Ross Harris’ 22-month-old son Cooper. Director Susan Morgan Cooper’s reaction when she first heard about Justin Ross Harris and the death of Harris’ 22-month-old son Cooper in the back seat of his SUV was one of shock. “I […]

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Kids left alone in cars a crime (L.A. PARKER COLUMN)

October 7, 2021

By L.A. PARKER | | The Trentonian PUBLISHED: September 11, 2021 at 8:01 p.m. | UPDATED: September 13, 2021 at 11:06 a.m. Dateline: Philadelphia. It’s Wednesday about 10:30 p.m. when a mother entered a store on Cottman Avenue and Horrocks Street. She left the car running with her 9-month-old son inside. Of course, no Nostradamus skills are necessary to predict what […]

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New technology aims to prevent child hot car deaths

September 1, 2021

Watch video report at: This year, 17 children have died after being left in hot cars. . By Gio Benitez and Mina Kajivia August 31, 2021, 8:36 AM Consumer Reports tests latest in hot car detection technology As 17 children have died this year after being left in hot cars, new technology shows that the […]

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Fate of Campaign to Save Kids Trapped in Hot Cars Now in Congress’ Hands

August 19, 2021

Marissa Quattrone-Rodriguez and Juan Rodriguez lost their twin babies, Luna and Phoenix, in a Bronx tragedy two years ago. Now they’re pushing Congress to require robust warning systems in automobiles. Courtesy of the Rodriguez Family Mandatory warning systems to keep drivers from stranding children in the backseat are buried in massive infrastructure bills. But one version […]

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