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Florida has water everywhere. Here’s what to do if your car is sinking with you inside

March 2, 2020

BY MICHELLE MARCHANTE . MARCH 02, 2020 07:13 AM WATCH VIDEO HERE If your car ends up in a canal, a lake or a pond, do you know how to escape? It’s a situation people might not think about when they get in the car, despite Florida’s miles and miles of waterways. Then the Fisher Island […]

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13 Investigates reveals hidden dangers in your vehicle’s ‘blind zone’

February 24, 2020

WTHR.COM STAFF PUBLISHED: APR 25TH, 2019 – 5:55PM (EDT), UPDATED: AUG 9TH, 2019 – 4:50PM (EDT) Play Video INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — 13 Investigates measured the blind zone in front of 22 vehicles. The goal is to help drivers better understand how much space in front of their vehicle is obstructed from view, posing a potential danger […]

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The Most Important Thing Every Parent Needs to Know About Car Seat Safety

February 10, 2020

ProPublica has published a report on how one booster seat maker put children at risk. For parents, here’s some of the most pressing information our reporters discovered during their investigation. by Daniela Porat and Patricia Callahan Feb. 6, 5 a.m. EST ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon […]

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MARBLEHEAD WOMAN TURNING GRIEF OVER HER PARENTS’ DEATH INTO ACTION

January 15, 2020

Susan C. Livingston has endured the tragic death of her parents in May due to carbon monoxide poisoning from their car’s keyless ignition. (Olivia Falcigno) BY THOR JOURGENSEN| January 14, 2020 MARBLEHEAD — Susan C. Livingston turned her grief over her parents’ deaths last May into advocacy by working with longtime friend and state Rep. Lori Ehrlich […]

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Dogs in Cars, Getting There Safely

December 19, 2019

Like any family member, they need to be protected in case of a crash, but also should not distract the driver. Face licking is discouraged. This may look cute, but don’t let your pup do this. It’s not safe.Credit…Jaromir Chalabala/Getty Images By Norman Mayersohn Dec. 17, 2019 Recent studies have confirmed what many of us already […]

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Automakers Can End Hot Car Child Deaths — And Lawmakers Should Lead The Way

December 10, 2019

Gil Dotan Forbes Councils Member Forbes Technology Council COUNCIL POST | WRITTEN BY Gil Dotan is the CMO at Guardian Optical Technologies. Their stories are heart-wrenching. In October, a Phoenix school administrator left his 4-month-old daughter in the back seat of his car all day. In August, a New Jersey commuter left a 22-month-old girl in a minivan parked at a railroad […]

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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 SUPPORT LETTER (The Hot Cars Act, HR 3593)

October 16, 2019

How to contact your U.S. Representative: CLICK HERE to find your U.S. Representative Go to your U.S. Representative’s website and use their contact form to send them the letter below – you may copy & paste the below sample letter and personalize it how you see fit Follow up with a phone call to their […]

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