Sensor technology can prevent toddlers from dying in hot cars

May 29, 2018

By KATE GIBSON MONEYWATCH May 29, 2018, 5:15 AM Each summer in the U.S., 35 to 40 children die after being inadvertently left in hot cars. Safety advocates say the heart-wrenching scenario will continue to play out until vehicles come equipped with detection systems to prevent it. Just as vehicles now come equipped with systems to alert drivers […]

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Could we do more to stop kids from being left in hot cars?

May 18, 2018

Tommy talks to Amber Rollins, Director of Kids and Cars, about the tragic problem of kids dying in hot cars. Visit link below to listen to radio show with Tommy Tucker, WWL First News: http://www.wwl.com/media/audio-channel/could-we-do-more-stop-kids-being-left-hot-cars

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A Mother Whose Lapse Led to Child’s Death Seeks to Prevent Further Hot-Car Casualties

May 3, 2018

A Procter & Gamble scientist channels grief over the death of her 15-month-old daughter into a campaign to raise awareness Karen Osorio with her daughter, Sofia, during a visit to Zion National Park in March 2017. PHOTO: HENRIQUE AVEIRO By  Ellen Byron Updated May 3, 2018 9:43 a.m. ET MASON, Ohio— Karen Osorio was alarmed when her husband called […]

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Long Efforts to Stop Hot-Car Deaths

Measures by child advocacy groups, hospitals, product developers and lawmakers have so far failed to bring down the death toll Cybex’s Sirona M car seat includes a sensor that alerts drivers to a child strapped in the back seat. PHOTO: WSJ PHOTO ILLUSTRATION; CYBEX By Ellen Byron, Updated May 2, 2018 4:42 p.m. ET Heatstroke is the leading cause […]

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Forgetting a Child in a Back Seat Can Kill. Cars May Soon Warn You.

October 26, 2017

Wheels  By PAUL STENQUIST OCT. 26, 2017 A House bill passed last month would require new cars to include a device for detecting children in the back seat. CreditMatt Roth for The New York Times  At least 41 children have died of heatstroke this year after being left in the back seat of a parked vehicle. Since 1990, […]

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Hot Car Fatalities Are Year-Round Threat to Children and Pets

October 6, 2017

CR testing shows it doesn’t take hot weather for kids to wind up in danger By Emily A. Thomas, Ph.D. October 06, 2017 Even on mild weather days, the temperature inside a closed vehicle can reach dangerous levels within an hour, posing major health risks to small children or pets left inside, Consumer Reports testing […]

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HOT CARS Act Gathers Steam in Senate

By Jennifer Geiger, October 5, 2017 Manufacturer image CARS.COM — It’s rare to hear of an issue getting support on both sides of the aisle in Washington these days, but preventing children from dying of heatstroke in cars is one of those issues. The Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats (HOT CARS) Act of 2017 is getting […]

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FENNEL: Bravo for bipartisan support of HOT CARS Act

October 5, 2017

OCTOBER 4, 2017 BY HAYS POST 0 COMMENTS Janette Fennell KidsAndCars.org is elated to announce that today the HOT CARS Act was advanced by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee as part of the AV START Act (American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act, S. 1885). The legislation will require technology be put […]

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Hyundai’s New Rear-Seat Reminder Is Actually a Little Different from Nissan’s and GM’s

October 3, 2017

 OCTOBER 3, 2017 AT 6:11 PM BY DAVID MULLER How many alerts do you need to remember that you’ve left your child in the back seat? Several, according to Hyundai, which is set to become the third automaker to install rear-occupant alert technology. But whereas similar systems in General Motors and Nissanvehicles monitor whether rear doors have been opened […]

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Unlocking backseat heatstroke deaths

September 1, 2017

Two summers ago, 2-year-old Leasia Carter of Belair-Edison died in the backseat of a Lincoln because her dad, who had been drinking on a Father’s Day celebration, had forgotten she was there. In February of this year, that man was sentenced to eight years in prison for what he confessed to be a “horrible mistake.” […]

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