Advocate discusses federal bill after 3-year-old girl dies after being left in hot car in Edmond

August 19, 2020

WATCH VIDEO REPORT HERE:   EDMOND, Okla. — Edmond police are still investigating the tragic death of a 3-year-old girl who was left in a hot vehicle for several hours Monday. Authorities told KOCO 5 that her father called 911 after finding his daughter in an SUV Monday evening. Police said the girl was […]

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Safety Advocates Push for Advanced Tech Mandate to Cut Hot Car Deaths

July 30, 2020 shows new tech that meets Hot Cars Act. by Michael Strong | Jul 28, 2020 hosted a webinar showing tech available now that could cut hot car child deaths. Safety advocates pushing for new technology that would alert drivers if they leave a child in their vehicle after leaving it say the new devices could lower […]

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More vehicles are sitting parked during coronavirus — and they’re a risk to kids

July 29, 2020

Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free PressPublished 7:00 a.m. ET July 29, 2020 | Updated 8:50 a.m. ET July 29, 2020 Aug. 22, 2010, was the worst day of Jenny Stanley’s life, and she wants to make sure other families don’t experience the loss of a child like her family has. That Sunday was the day her 6-year-old daughter, Sydney, […]

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‘Hot Cars Act’ would require rear seat passenger detection

July 17, 2020

by Eric Zernich, Thursday, July 16th 2020 WATCH VIDEO REPORT: BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — There’s a new bill working its way through Congress to help prevent children from dying inside hot vehicles in the U.S. If passed, it would require detection technology in every new vehicle. More than 100 kids have died inside hot cars […]

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Deaths decreasing, but hot cars remain a danger to children

July 8, 2020

  By Ed Crump Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:41PM RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed routines especially when it comes to things such as transporting children. So, fortunately, the tragic loss of children’s lives in hot cars is down this year. But children are still dying needlessly, often forgotten by distracted parents. “This […]

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Father of boy who died in hot car advocating for bill that would save other children

  Hot Cars Act included in infrastructure, transportation bill passed by House     By: Scripps National Posted at 2:25 PM, Jul 08, 2020 The House recently passed a massive infrastructure and transportation bill, with $1.5 trillion in projects over the next five years. Included in the bill is the Hot Cars Act, which never passed in […]

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July 6, 2020

Preventing kids from dying in hot cars By Chasity Maxie | July 2, 2020 at 7:32 PM CDT – Updated July 2 at 8:24 PM WATCH VIDEO REPORT HERE BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – As we move further into summer, there’s a push for technology to help prevent kids from dying in hot cars. The group wants the auto […]

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Auto Safety: At the foundation of the House infrastructure bill

July 1, 2020

Cathy Chase, Joan Claybrook, Jason Levine and William Wallace, Opinion Contributor June 30, 2020 This spring, despite the entire country essentially being locked down or working from home and rush hour traffic becoming a distant memory, the long-standing public health crisis of auto fatalities remained. In fact, even with far fewer vehicles on the road, car […]

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Protecting Children: Preventing Deaths From Hot Cars

June 30, 2020

The Institute for Childhood Preparedness and Kids and Cars have teamed up to educate the public about the dangers of leaving children alone in hot cars. Last year we created a helpful flyer with heatstroke prevention facts and actionable tips if you see a child alone in a hot car. Unfortunately, there were 53 hot […]

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Momentum for an Effort to Save Children From Sweltering Cars

June 25, 2020

The Hot Cars Act of 2019 is part of legislation the House will soon consider. It’s long overdue, say advocates of technology that alerts owners.             Juan Rodriguez with his wife and son outside a court in August. Charged in the death of his infant twins in a hot car, […]

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