The Hot Cars Act (H.R. 3164)

The Hot Cars Act (H.R. 3164) is a critical bill that would help to prevent children and animals from being needlessly injured or killed when alone in vehicles.

Safety Standard vs. Voluntary Agreement / Detection vs. Door Logic


Charts, Graphics, Statistics, Etc.:



Child Vehicular Heatstroke Fatalities by Year 

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Airbag vs. Heatstroke Fatalities

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Heatstroke Fatalities by StateEnglish [PDF]


Heatstroke Fact Sheet

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‘Look Before You Lock’ education cards 

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Fate of Campaign to Save Kids Trapped in Hot Cars Now in Congress’ Hands, The City

Fatal Distraction Pulitzer Prize winning article by Gene Weingarten, The Washington Post

Hot car deaths: Study describes psychological and neural basis of how people make fatal errors

How We Can Protect Children From Dying in Hot Cars Editorial published on

An epidemic of children dying in hot cars: a tragedy that can be prevented (Dr. David Diamond)




As children die, Senate celebrates “bipartisan victory”? – 8/10/2021

Safety, Consumer, and Public Health Groups, Transportation Officials, and Truck Crash, Hot Car Incident, Distracted Driving, Red Light Running and Seatback Failure Victims Respond to U.S. Senate’s Bipartisan Transportation/ Infrastructure Bill – 8/1/2021

Media Advisory: TODAY at 10am ET Members of Congress & Families Call on Senate to Ensure Safety in Transportation Bill – 7/20/2021

Kids and Car Safety Applauds Passage of the INVEST in America Act – 7/1/2021

Media Advisory: Schakowsky, Colleagues, Advocates Highlight INVEST In America Act – 6/29/21

#HotCarsKill – Kids and Car Safety partnering with PETA to save lives – 6/8/21

The Hot Cars Act Reintroduced Today – 5/12/2021

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Hot Cars Act Press Conference – 5/11/2021

First Hot Car Death of 2021 – 4/29/2021

FCC grants waiver for technology to prevent hot car deaths – 3/15/2021


Pandemic’s Impact on Hot Car Deaths an Ongoing Concern – 8/19/2020

Technology Solutions to End Hot Car Deaths – 7/28/2020

Pandemic Increases Risk of Children Dying in Hot Cars – 7/22/2020

Statement of Janette Fennell, President of on the Passage of the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2) – 7/2/2020

Technology to Stop Hot Car Tragedies Readily Available – 7/1/20

Press Teleconference: The Motor Vehicle Safety Title to the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2) announced on June 22, 2020 by the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Worst October in History for Child Hot Car Tragedies – 10/16/2019

8 Hot Car Tragedies in the last 15 Days… ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! – 10/2/2019

Letter sent to Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) from regarding unenforceable voluntary agreement – 9/5/2019

Auto Association’s voluntary agreement falls short, children’s lives on the line – 9/4/2019

Representative Pallone to Call for Lifesaving Automotive Updates to Prevent Children from Dying from Heatstroke – 8/28/2019

10 Child Hot Car Deaths in 20 Days – 8/19/2019

Grieving Families Challenge GM to Fulfill Its Promise to Prevent Hot Car Deaths – 8/13/2019 Pushes for Technology to Stop Hot Car Tragedies on National Heatstroke Prevention Day – 7/31/19

Consumer Reports Urges Congress to Pass the ‘Hot Cars Act of 2019’ – (Consumer Reports Press Release – 7/22/19)

Already 17 Children Have Died in Hot Cars in 2019 – 7/2/19

Hot Cars Act of 2019 Introduced in U.S. House – 7/1/19

Infant dies in van during a DC press event on hot car deaths – 5/23/19 Congressional Testimony (view video here) – 5/23/19

Hot Cars News Conference (5/22) (view video here) – 5/21/19


Related Documents:

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

Hot Car Deaths June – September: