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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SCHAKOWSKY AND PALLONE CHAMPION AUTO SAFETY PROVISIONS INCLUDED IN MOVING FORWARD ACT

June 23, 2020

Jun 22, 2020 Press Release from the House Committee on Energy And Commerce   Washington, D.C. – Today, Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) announced the inclusion of critical auto safety provisions in H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act.  The provisions will improve […]

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Joint Statement: The Motor Vehicle Safety Title Advances Important Technology and Programs that will Save Lives, Reduce Injuries and Contain Crash Costs

June 22, 2020

  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Center for Auto Safety Consumer Federation of America KidsAndCars.org     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2020    CONTACTS: Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   Janette Fennell, President and Founder, KidsAndCars.org, Janette@KidsAndCars.org / 415-336-9279 (C)   Amber Rollins, Director, KidsAndCars.org, Amber@KidsAndCars.org […]

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Charges against Oklahoma father dropped after 2 children die in hot car

June 18, 2020

By Kevin Byrne, AccuWeather staff writer, Updated Jun. 17, 2020 11:29 AM With fewer people driving due to COVID-19, hot car deaths have been down this year. Child safety groups still caution parents not to let their guard down. The father of two children who died in a hot truck over the weekend in Tulsa, […]

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5 tips to prevent hot car deaths

By Kristen Boxman | Posted: Tue 8:26 AM, Jun 16, 2020 | Updated: Tue 8:43 AM, Jun 16, 2020 Amber Rollins with KidsAndCars.org says hot car deaths are lower than average for 2020. That’s because parents are getting out less. When you get back to a normal routine, you should add a few steps to […]

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Safety organization says it’s seeing uptick in ‘back-over’ accidents involving kids

June 17, 2020

Updated: 9:23 AM CDT Jun 15, 2020 Donna Pitman  KMBC 9 News Anchor Play Video KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Even as communities begin to open up and people begin to venture out, a safety organization said it’s seeing a growing problem with children. As more families remain home, especially with school officially out for the summer, many […]

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FREE Hot Cars Online Training Course

June 3, 2020

In partnership with our friends at the Institute for Childhood Preparedness, KidsAndCars.org is offering this free online training course for childcare providers and others on hot car deaths and injuries and how they can be prevented. The course offers best practice suggestions for childcare providers and actionable safety tips for everyone to help stop these […]

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How to keep kids safe in Arizona’s deadly heat

May 29, 2020

Play Video https://www.azfamily.com/video/how-to-keep-kids-safe-in-arizonas-deadly-heat/video_b91dff6b-3b3e-5270-9fa3-8e5a6138dcf3.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR1iS0LRlI5dN9ZsxP5VCrVArj_cjjEluAXRR6cSHkpNGD2fjd5fS9JB-jk

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Hot Cars and Child Safety

May 6, 2020

Mother’s Perspective, HER Life Magazine, By Rebecca Flansburg We’ve heard the heartbreaking stories of a sleep-deprived parent, a hot car, an infant and a mistake that will haunt them for the rest of their life. In 2019, 52 children lost their lives in this manner. The reality is that non-traffic child/car-related deaths are not limited […]

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The Government Must Decide If It Wants Pedestrians to Die or Not

April 30, 2020

A new report by the Government Accountability Office concludes that the government knows more pedestrians are dying on American roads, but simply chooses not to do anything about it. By Aaron Gordon Apr 27 2020, 12:19pm ShareTweetSnap IMAGE: JASON KOEBLER More than 36,000 people were killed in car crashes in the United States in 2018, but […]

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