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I’m a cautious mom who had a hot car scare. Here’s my plea to parents and lawmakers.

October 30, 2019

By NICOLE PELLETIERE via Good Morning America Aug 10, 2019, 4:04 AM ET It was hot day in June 2017 when Erin Holley and her family were in the midst of moving to another home. Holley, her husband and two children, who were 4 years old and 4 weeks old at the time, were riding […]

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Take Action TODAY: Stop Hot Car Tragedies

October 28, 2019

This year has been one of the worst years in history for children dying in hot cars with a total of 52 little lives lost.  We need you to take action today! It will take less than 1 minute! Please use the letter below to ask your members of Congress to cosponsor the HOT CARS […]

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Push For Daycares to Help Prevent Forgotten Child Deaths

October 23, 2019

As lawmakers look for ways to prevent more deaths of children who were forgotten in a parent’s car, there is a push to get daycares and child care providers to send messages to parents when the child doesn’t arrive. The I-Team’s Melissa Russo reports. (Published Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019)  

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Sample letter (The Hot Cars Act)

October 16, 2019

CLICK HERE to find your U.S. Representative   Re: Request to cosponsor the HOT CARS Act of 2019 Dear Representative  ___________, We are writing to you about a tragic, yet solvable, problem which we need your leadership to resolve. At least 940 children have died in hot cars since 1990 including children right here in […]

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Dad warns of infants sleeping in car seats after son dies at day care

October 11, 2019

Ryne Jungling says his son’s death was “100 percent preventable.” Oct. 10, 2019, 3:06 PM CDT / Source: TODAY By Rachel Paula Abrahamson After a seven-year struggle with infertility, Ryne and Rachel Jungling felt blessed when they welcomed twins in January 2018. “They were miracle babies,” dad Ryne Jungling of North Dakota told TODAY Parents. Anders and his sister, Linnea, […]

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How large is your vehicle’s blind zone? Probably worse than you realize

October 9, 2019

INVESTIGATIONS Vehicle blind zones are putting children at risk, so we tested several vehicles to see just how much drivers are missing. Author: TEGNA staff Published: 1:23 PM EDT October 7, 2019 Updated: 12:40 AM EDT October 8, 2019   With inventions like backup camera in cars, it’s easy to think the number of children […]

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Childproofing Your Ride

Your car may feel like a second home, especially if you spend lots of time shuffling kids from school to activities and more. But the fact is, your car is statistically one of the most dangerous places your child can be. These are some of the most important safety tips set forth by  KidsAndCars.org In […]

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Baby Girl Dies in Hot Car After School Administrator Goes to Work and Forgets She’s in Backseat

October 3, 2019

This year, 48 children have died after being left in hot cars, according to the advocacy group KidsandCars.org By Harriet Sokmensuer October 02, 2019 01:55 PM GOOGLE MAPS An Arizona baby is dead after she was left in her father’s car for several hours while he was at work. On Tuesday afternoon, Phoenix police responded to […]

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The Doctors TV Show on Hot Car Tragedies

September 25, 2019

Why are Child Hot Car Deaths on the Rise? Could Absent-Mindedly Leaving Your Child in the Car Happen to Anyone? Meet a Mom Who Tragically Lost Her Baby in a Hot Car Mom was Arrested for Baby’s Hot Car Death ‘I Would Beg God to Stop My Heart’ Shares Mom Who Forgot Baby in Hot […]

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Examples of Available Technology to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

September 20, 2019

Technology should be installed during the manufacturing stage of ALL vehicles (see HOT CARS Act) and be able to detect the presence of an occupant (child, pet, etc.). The ‘detection’ feature is necessary to address children who get into vehicles on their own, which accounts for nearly 30% of hot car deaths. Systems utilize a […]

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