New technology aims to prevent child hot car deaths

September 1, 2021

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 car… This year, 17 children […]

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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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The bipartisan infrastructure bill takes on hot car deaths, but advocates say the effort isn’t enough

August 13, 2021

By Eric Levenson, CNN, Updated 4:40 PM ET, Thu August 12, 2021 (CNN)The bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed the US Senate this week would require new motor vehicles to have an alert system that would remind people not to leave their child or pet in the backseat. The rule, under the Child Safety section of the bill, […]

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Kansas toddler didn’t have to die in a hot car. But this Senate bill wouldn’t help

BY AMBER ROLLINS SPECIAL TO THE STAR AUGUST 13, 2021 05:00 AM Amber Rollins, director of Kids And Car Safety in Olathe, works to prevent children from dying in cars. STAR FILE PHOTO Our national nonprofit organization, Kids and Car Safety, which is headquartered in Olathe, has been working to save children’s lives in and around vehicles […]

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BY AMBER ROLLINS SPECIAL TO THE STAR AUGUST 13, 2021 05:00 AM Amber Rollins, director of Kids And Car Safety in Olathe, works to prevent children from dying in cars. STAR FILE PHOTO Our national nonprofit organization, Kids and Car Safety, which is headquartered in Olathe, has been working to save children’s lives in and around vehicles […]

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Safety, Consumer, and Public Health Groups, Transportation Officials, and Truck Crash, Hot Car Incident, Distracted Driving, Red Light Running and Seatback Failure Victims Respond to U.S. Senate’s Bipartisan Transportation/ Infrastructure Bill

August 2, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2021 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C) Safety, Consumer, and Public Health Groups, Transportation Officials, and Truck Crash, Hot Car Incident, Distracted Driving, Red Light Running and Seatback Failure Victims Respond to U.S. Senate’s Bipartisan Transportation/ Infrastructure Bill Deadly deficiencies in the Infrastructure Investment […]

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Kids and Car Safety & Tucson Medical Center Mama Chat Video

July 27, 2021

Check out the ‘mama chat’ video recording that we did with Tucson Medical Center on 7/22/2021 discussing hot car dangers and what parents can do to keep their children safe.

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Could these policies or gadgets keep children from dying in hot cars?

July 26, 2021

The Hot Cars Act of 2021 would put safety device in cars to remind parents of the littles in the back seat. Experts say to remember safety habits By Lois M. Collins@Loisco  Jul 23, 2021, 10:00pm MDT Jessica Strong, community health manager at Primary Children’s Hospital, talks about Baby Safety Snaps, a safety device that helps prevent […]

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Deadly Distraction: Children Accidentally Forgotten in Cars

July 1, 2021

Legislation pushes for life saving technology in all news cars by 2025 By Susan Hogan, Rick Yarborough and Lance Ing • Published June 30, 2021 • Updated on June 30, 2021 at 5:16 pm     Raelyn Balfour woke up March 30, 2007, exhausted. Her 9-month-old son, Bryce, was up all night with a cold. But she and her husband, Jarrett, knew that if they could […]

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Advocates push for technology that prevents hot car deaths

June 14, 2021

By Lauren Fox, AccuWeather staff writer, Updated Jun. 13, 2021 2:41 PM CDT Watch video report: https://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/FNANWIRF?jwsource=cl Temperatures are rising across the U.S., which means the threat of children dying after being left in hot cars are again creeping up on parents across the nation. “As scorching heat expands across the United States during the summer months, […]

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