Mother of boy killed in hot car works to prevent more tragedies

August 14, 2019

Updated: 9:24 PM EDT Aug 13, 2019 – Greg Fox  Reporter Play Video Last year saw a record number of hot car deaths: 51. So far this year, 32 kids across the country have died, including a little boy in South Florida a couple of weeks ago. Now, parents of victims are taking action. WESH 2 […]

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Technology to save kids in hot cars exists. So why isn’t it in every vehicle?

August 6, 2019

“This needs to be standard, not optional, on all vehicles. What we know is when given the choice, parents don’t believe they need this technology.” The Hot Cars Act of 2019 would mandate all new cars to be equipped with a reminder system for drivers to check for passengers in the back. So far in […]

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Hyundai to Expand Child-Monitoring Systems to More Models by 2022

July 31, 2019

We tested Rear Occupant Alert, which is designed to prevent hot-car deaths. It’s a step above other automakers’ systems. By Patrick Olsen July 31, 2019 Hyundai will make a child-monitoring system standard on most new vehicles by 2022 to prevent kids from being left behind in hot cars, the automaker announced Wednesday, National Heatstroke Prevention […]

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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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Children’s book puts tough message into tiny hands, and it was inspired by one couple’s tragic loss

July 9, 2019

by Jerry McLeod | Today at 7:06 a.m.0COMMENTS Photo by Cary Jenkins, Democrat-Gazette Thomas Cooper Naramore died tragically on July 24, 2015, but his memory will live on through a new children’s board book. Not Even a Minute: A Story About Preventing Hot Car Heatstroke, written by Sarah Tollett and Joe Schaffner, who also did the illustrations, was […]

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North Texas Couple Whose Son Survived Being Left In Hot Car Fights For Mandatory Technology To Prevent Tragedy

July 5, 2019

By Gilma AvalosJuly 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm Watch video report at : https://cbsloc.al/2FQqOi3  DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Most parents believe leaving their child locked in a hot car could never happen to them… until it does. It happened to Eric Stuyvesant. “To this day I can’t fathom how I would’ve left him in that car,” he said. […]

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Bill would require warning for children left in hot cars as number of deaths rises

July 1, 2019

By MATTHEW VANN  Jul 1, 2019, 5:38 PM ET WATCH What happens to your body in a hot car? As summer temperatures rise, car safety advocacy groups hoping to draw attention to hot car deaths will be aided by a bill intended to equip new vehicles with technology that detects sleeping children in hot cars. The HOT CARS Act […]

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Too Many Children Die in Sweltering Cars, and a New Push Aims to Find a Fix

June 6, 2019

By Paul Stenquist, The New York Times, June 6, 2019 Late last month, at a news conference in Washington, Miles Harrison tearfully related how he had caused the death of his son, Chase, in 2008. He was there to promote the Hot Cars Act of 2019, but he had told this story many times before: to […]

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After losing a child, a Cape Coral family wants to help prevent future tragedies

May 23, 2019

It’s a little device with a big purpose. Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 7:08 PM EDT Watch video report: https://www.nbc-2.com/clip/14829365/after-losing-a-child-a-cape-coral-family-wants-to-help-prevent-future-tragedies CAPE CORAL, Fla. – It’s a little device with a big purpose. Payton’s Charm uses the latest in aerospace technology to help protect children from being left in hot vehicles. Payton’s Charm detects life in a vehicle, […]

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How do some parents leave their children behind in hot cars? It’s in the brain.

March 5, 2019

by Rita Giordano, Updated: March 5, 2019- 1:57 PM It’s a news story that conjures horror and disbelief: a child left behind in a hot car, sometimes with fatal consequences. How could any parent, any caregiver, commit such a grievous oversight? How could someone forget a child? The answer is in the complex ways that the human […]

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