Our Mission Statement

July 16, 2019

KidsAndCars.org is a national nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of young children and pets in and around vehicles. The organization is devoted to eliminating vehicle-related risks that were previously unrecognized through data collection, research and analysis, public education and awareness programs, policy change, product redesign and supporting families to channel their grief into positive change. […]

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Statement from Victims’ Families Read by Senator Blumenthal During July 10th, 2019 Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee During Consideration of the HOT CARS Act of 2019

Watch video of statement being read by Senator Blumenthal Since 1990, more than 900 children have needlessly died in hot cars, including 19 children so far this year. To forget is a human condition, yet technological solutions are available to remedy the problem.  Vehicle technology already reminds us if we have left a car door […]

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Look Before You Lock – Plugged into DFW

June 20, 2019

Program: Plugged into DFW  Categories: KTVTTV, Sponsored Content No one thinks it can happen to them, but Texas ranks #1 when it comes to children dying in hot cars. The Stuyvesant family shares their terrifying story to help raise awareness and prevent hot car tragedies. Watch Show: https://cbsloc.al/2ZD0xuZ  

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School Bus & Bus Stop Safety

March 6, 2019

TIPS FOR STUDENTS Walking to the Bus Stop If you must walk in the street to your bus stop, walk single file, face traffic and stay as close to the edge of the road as you can. Stop and look left, right and then left again if you must cross the street. Do the same […]

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Car Door Child Safety Locks

March 4, 2019

The car door child safety locks are designed to prevent children from opening rear doors from inside the vehicle to prevent injury, but they can have unintended risks when turned on (more on this below). All vehicles are different, so refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual to determine how to turn on or off your […]

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What to do if you see a child or pet alone in a vehicle

March 1, 2019

KidsAndCars.org is calling on the public to be prepared to take action to save a life.If you see a child alone in a car; get involved.  Protecting children is everyone’s business. Here’s What You Should Do: Don’t wait for the driver to return. Call 911 right away. The 911 operator can help give you instructions on how […]

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Dangers of Hot Cars

February 27, 2019

Hot car tragedies are largely misunderstood by the general public. Most parents are misinformed and believe that they could never lose awareness of their child in the back seat. The reality is that this happens to the most loving, caring and protective parents. It has happened to a teacher, dentist, social worker, police officer, nurse, […]

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Driveway & Parking Lot Safety

Every year, thousands of children are injured or killed because a driver could not see them while backing up or slowly pulling forward in parking lots and driveways. These predictable and preventable tragedies are called frontovers and backovers. What is a blindzone? A blindzone is an area where a child cannot be seen by the […]

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Car seat, booster & seat belt use

Since parents like you care, it is stunning that more than 90% arrive at professional car seat checks needing adjustments to their child’s car seat. Get help choosing and using your car seat from a Child Passenger Safety Technician Your local Safe Kids, fire department or law enforcement can help you find a Child Passenger […]

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40 countries agree cars must have automatic braking

February 13, 2019

A U.N. agency says 40 countries led by Japan and the European Union _ but not the U.S. or China _ have agreed to require new cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with automated braking systems starting next year By JAMEY KEATEN Associated PressGENEVA — Feb 12, 2019 6:28 PM ET Forty countries led […]

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