Experts looking for ways to prevent hot car deaths, new radar technology could detect heartbeats

June 27, 2022

By Yi-Jin Yu Every year, approximately 38 children die from being left in a hot car, according to Kids and Cars Safety, a national nonprofit that tracks hot car deaths and aims to prevent vehicle-related risks to children and pets. As the U.S. heads into more heat waves this summer and temperatures in the Midwest, South and West soar […]

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Federal law to address vehicle safety standards, crash prevention & increased fatalities

May 13, 2022

By Lurah Lowery on May 12, 2022, Legal | Technology The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that became law in November 2021 not only lays out a spending plan for the repair of roads and bridges but also requires vehicle safety standard revisions and research as well as safety component additions over the next one to three years. As attorney Michael R. […]

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Garland father works to raise awareness of hot cars after son’s close call

May 12, 2022

BY ERIN JONES, MAY 4, 2022 / 10:15 PM / CBS DFW Watch video interview HERE GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat related deaths, according to kidsandcars.org. Eric Stuyvesant said he would see the reports and think as a responsible parent that could never happen to him, but […]

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Research Shows That Anyone Could Forget Kids in Hot Cars

May 3, 2022

Emily A. Thomas, PhD, Consumer Reports Mon, May 2, 2022, 8:18 AM·7 min read Forgetting children is a common memory failure that can lead to tragic consequences If parents think they would never forget their child in a hot car, they should think again. It can happen to anyone. Since 1998, more than 900 children […]

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Is It Ever Okay To Leave Kids Alone In The Car?

December 13, 2021

Taking into consideration state laws as well as the safety of the situation can help parents determine if they should leave kids alone in the car. Every parent has been left with the conundrum of what age they could or should leave their kids alone in the car. After all, if just running into the store […]

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“Fatal Distraction” views Justin Ross Harris child-death case with a different lens

December 8, 2021

JIM FARMERDECEMBER 7, 2021 The new documentary “Fatal Distraction” raises questions about the car-seat death of Justin Ross Harris’ 22-month-old son Cooper. Director Susan Morgan Cooper’s reaction when she first heard about Justin Ross Harris and the death of Harris’ 22-month-old son Cooper in the back seat of his SUV was one of shock. “I […]

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New technology aims to prevent child hot car deaths

September 1, 2021

Watch video report at: https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Family/technology-aims-prevent-child-hot-car-deaths/story?id=79654898&fbclid=IwAR3wqGYEXARTXbN9GgcsslCocVrksdhBBDm_TJ0Y5Y-yNYwNAKeBjiA7lDk 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 […]

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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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