The Hot Cars Act of 2019

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



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


Charts, Graphics, Statistics, Etc.:


Heatstroke Fatalities by Year 

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Spanish [PDF]

Airbag vs. Heatstroke Fatalities English [PDF]

Spanish [PDF]

Heatstroke Fatalities by State

English [PDF]


Heat Stroke Fact Sheet

Heatstroke Fact Sheet

English [PDF] 

Spanish [PDF]

Mandarin Chinese [PDF]

Arabic [PDF]

Look Before You Lock

‘Look Before You Lock’ education cards 

English [PDF]

Spanish [PDF]

Chinese [PDF]


For more information on child vehicular heatstroke, visit the heatstroke page.



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)


Hot Car Deaths June – September:

History: The HOT CARS Act of 2017

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PETA joins to Urge Congress to Pass the HOT CARS Act to Save Children and Pets from Perishing in Hot Cars – 8/29/2018 announces alliance with Animal Care Organizations to save lives  (10/26/2017)

Safety Advocates Applaud Bipartisan Support for Technology to Prevent Hot Car Deaths (10/4/2017)

JUST IN… Victory for Parents and Children! (9/6/2017)

HOT CARS Act of 2017 Introduced Today in the U.S. Senate to Prevent Child Heatstroke Deaths in Cars (7/31/2017)

HOT CARS Act of 2017 Introduced Today Will Prevent Child Heatstroke Deaths by Getting Much- Needed Technology into Vehicles (6/7/2017)

Media Advisory: HOT CARS Act of 2017 (6/5/2017)