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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The federal Hot Cars Act aims to prevent deaths in sweltering vehicles. Can technology help save lives?

June 3, 2021

Published Wednesday, June 2, 2021, Steven Vargas, USA TODAY The car hums to a stop – the engine is off. You take out the keys, strap your bag across your shoulder and walk into the office to make it to your morning meeting. As you sit at your desk, you get an unexpected text: someone […]

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KidsAndCars.org says new technology can help prevent hot car deaths

July 6, 2020

Preventing kids from dying in hot cars By Chasity Maxie | July 2, 2020 at 7:32 PM CDT – Updated July 2 at 8:24 PM WATCH VIDEO REPORT HERE BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – As we move further into summer, there’s a push for technology to help prevent kids from dying in hot cars. The group KidsAndCars.org wants the auto […]

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Dogs in Cars, Getting There Safely

May 4, 2020

Like any family member, they need to be protected in case of a crash, but also should not distract the driver. Face licking is discouraged. This may look cute, but don’t let your pup do this. It’s not safe. Credit…Jaromir Chalabala/Getty Images By Norman Mayersohn. Dec. 17, 2019 Recent studies have confirmed what many of us […]

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Dogs in Cars, Getting There Safely

December 19, 2019

Like any family member, they need to be protected in case of a crash, but also should not distract the driver. Face licking is discouraged. This may look cute, but don’t let your pup do this. It’s not safe.Credit…Jaromir Chalabala/Getty Images By Norman Mayersohn Dec. 17, 2019 Recent studies have confirmed what many of us already […]

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SAMPLE SUPPORT LETTER (The Hot Cars Act)

October 16, 2019

How to contact your U.S. members of Congress: CLICK HERE to find your U.S. Senator / CLICK HERE to find your U.S. Representative Go to your member of Congress’ website and use their contact form to send them the letter below – you may copy & paste the sample letter below and personalize it how you […]

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