The Most Important Thing Every Parent Needs to Know About Car Seat Safety

February 10, 2020

ProPublica has published a report on how one booster seat maker put children at risk. For parents, here’s some of the most pressing information our reporters discovered during their investigation. by Daniela Porat and Patricia Callahan Feb. 6, 5 a.m. EST ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon […]

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Push For Daycares to Help Prevent Forgotten Child Deaths

October 23, 2019

As lawmakers look for ways to prevent more deaths of children who were forgotten in a parent’s car, there is a push to get daycares and child care providers to send messages to parents when the child doesn’t arrive. The I-Team’s Melissa Russo reports. (Published Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019)  

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SAMPLE SUPPORT LETTER (The Hot Cars Act, HR 3593)

October 16, 2019

How to contact your U.S. Representative: CLICK HERE to find your U.S. Representative Go to your U.S. Representative’s website and use their contact form to send them the letter below – you may copy & paste the below sample letter and personalize it how you see fit Follow up with a phone call to their […]

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Dad warns of infants sleeping in car seats after son dies at day care

October 11, 2019

Ryne Jungling says his son’s death was “100 percent preventable.” Oct. 10, 2019, 3:06 PM CDT / Source: TODAY By Rachel Paula Abrahamson After a seven-year struggle with infertility, Ryne and Rachel Jungling felt blessed when they welcomed twins in January 2018. “They were miracle babies,” dad Ryne Jungling of North Dakota told TODAY Parents. Anders and his sister, Linnea, […]

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How large is your vehicle’s blind zone? Probably worse than you realize

October 9, 2019

INVESTIGATIONS Vehicle blind zones are putting children at risk, so we tested several vehicles to see just how much drivers are missing. Author: TEGNA staff Published: 1:23 PM EDT October 7, 2019 Updated: 12:40 AM EDT October 8, 2019   With inventions like backup camera in cars, it’s easy to think the number of children […]

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Childproofing Your Ride

Your car may feel like a second home, especially if you spend lots of time shuffling kids from school to activities and more. But the fact is, your car is statistically one of the most dangerous places your child can be. These are some of the most important safety tips set forth by  KidsAndCars.org In […]

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The Doctors TV Show on Hot Car Tragedies

September 25, 2019

Why are Child Hot Car Deaths on the Rise? Could Absent-Mindedly Leaving Your Child in the Car Happen to Anyone? Meet a Mom Who Tragically Lost Her Baby in a Hot Car Mom was Arrested for Baby’s Hot Car Death ‘I Would Beg God to Stop My Heart’ Shares Mom Who Forgot Baby in Hot […]

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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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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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Millions of vehicles have unexpected, dangerous front blind zone

April 26, 2019

  The driver of this large SUV was surprised she could not see a dozen children in front of her vehicle. (WTHR) BOB SEGALL   PUBLISHED: APR 25TH, 2019 – 12:49PM (EDT) UPDATED: APR 25TH, 2019 – 10:13PM (EDT) INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Millions of popular vehicles have a hidden blind spot that puts children at an increased […]

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