Hot Cars: Federal Legislation & Technology
Current and Pending Federal Regulations
After more than 1,050 deaths and 20 years of advocating for a federal safety standard to protect children and prevent hot car deaths, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which includes a mandate for action by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) aimed at preventing hot car tragedies.
Kids and Car Safety applauds Congress for enacting a provision aimed at addressing this deadly but preventable problem and urges DOT to guarantee optimal protection by requiring occupant detection and alert systems when they issue their final rule without delay.
Without occupant detection in all vehicles, children will continue to die in hot cars.