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 […]

Read more

These new car safety systems are in place to prevent hot car child deaths

July 19, 2019

Watch video report at: https://wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/investigations/new-car-safety-systems-prevent-hot-car-child-deaths by Nathan Baca, ABC7Friday, July 19th 2019 GAITHERSBURG, Md. (ABC7) — 21 children died nationwide already this year from heatstroke in cars. The average is 38 deaths annually, according to the tracking group. “If you even pop into autopilot for a moment on your way to daycare when you’re going […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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. […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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, […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Despite Prevention Efforts, Hot-Car Casualties Are Rising

February 12, 2019

Last year was the highest on record for vehicular heatstrokes Hot-car deaths increased in the mid-1990s as states began mandating that car seats be placed in the back seat to avoid harm from front-seat air bags. By Ellen Byron, The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 11, 2019 9:30 a.m. ET Last year 51 children died of […]

Read more

‘You live in hell every day’: The tragedy of forgetting your child in the car

November 16, 2018

Raelyn Balfour thought she dropped off her nine-month-old son at the babysitter before work, but she didn’t Out in the Open · November 16, 2018 (Maria Sbytova/Shutterstock) Listen13:55 At the hospital, while holding her son’s lifeless body for the final time, Raelyn Balfour made a promise to her nine-month-old: his death would not be in vain. While driving to work […]

Read more