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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Parents’ Guide to Sleep

March 12, 2019

February 4, 2019 Author: Purple Staff Being a parent of a newborn can be one of the most rewarding times of your life. Smelling milk on baby’s lips, feeling the warmth of baby nestled in your arms — but also, scooping up your hungry, impatient little one every 2-3 hours for feedings and care. No […]

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Cars Stolen with Children Alone Inside

March 6, 2019

Public Service Announcement   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTa98jQfYTg   In 2018, KidsAndCars.org documented nearly 200 children who were victims of being left alone inside a vehicle that was stolen. Contrary to what many might believe, children taken during a car theft is not a rare occurrence. And, it happens in even the safest of neighborhoods. Cars are often stolen from gas stations […]

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SILENT KILLER: Keyless ignitions linked to more than 2 dozen carbon monoxide deaths

November 13, 2018

Author: Jennifer Titus  Published: 4:00 PM EST November 9, 2018 Updated: 11:25 PM EST November 13, 2018 10-INVESTIGATES  Key fobs have changed the way we start our cars. Instead of fumbling around for keys, you just hit the start button. But that convenience can come at a cost because just as easy as it is to start your car it’s just […]

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HONDA RECALLS ACCORD AND INSIGHT FOR REAR CAMERA PROBLEMS

September 28, 2018

Honda says 232,000 Accords and Insights in the U.S. have the wrong rear-view camera software. By David A. Wood , CarComplaints.com  Posted in Recalls  September 28, 2018 — Honda is recalling 232,000 Accords and Insights in the U.S. to repair rear camera problems. The 2018 Honda Accords and 2019 Honda Insights have rear-view camera displays programmed with the wrong software. Honda […]

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Don’t Leave Unattended Kids in Cars

September 15, 2018

Don’t Leave Unattended Kids in Cars

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Kansas law will help Good Samaritans prevent children’s deaths in hot cars

July 15, 2018

Amber Rollins, director of KidsAndCars.org GUEST COMMENTARY Kansas law will help Good Samaritans prevent children’s deaths in hot cars BY AMBER ROLLINS, Special to The Star, July 14, 2018 08:32 PM Updated July 14, 2018 08:32 PM What would you do if you saw a small child or animal in distress trapped inside a hot car? Would you […]

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Kansas removes lawsuit fear for rescuers of children, pets trapped in hot cars

June 26, 2018

Amber Rollins, director of KidsAndCars.org, demonstrates how to safely break a window using a device, the Resqme emergency window breaker and seat belt cutter, at 169 Auto Parts in Spring Hill, Kan., Monday, June 25, 2018. On July 1, a new Kansas law will go into effect that will legally protect Good Samaritans who break […]

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