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Sensors, 4D imaging, flashing lights: How automakers are trying to prevent hot car deaths

August 10, 2022

“We don’t like the status quo and won’t accept it.” ByMorgan Korn August 06, 2022, 7:46 AM Safety tips about hot cars to remember this summer As the temperature climbs, so does the danger for children left in hot vehicles. An average of 38 children die every year in hot cars. Tuesday marked the 14th […]

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Georgia mom of 6-year-old child who climbed into hot car and died has urgent warning for parents

August 5, 2022

Jenny Stanley told Fox News Digital about her family’s heartbreak as she aims to raise awareness about hot car dangers By Nicole Pelletiere | Fox News  PARENTING, Published August 4, 2022 2:00am EDT A mother is alerting parents and caregivers about a little-known danger involving children climbing into hot cars, as two children have reportedly died in recent weeks under […]

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Florida child dies after being left in a hot car, 11th in US this year: ‘Horrible — and yet we expect it’

July 13, 2022

Fox News Digital spoke to Amber Rollins of Kids and Car Safety after a 3-year-old was reportedly pronounced dead at a hospital By Nicole Pelletiere | Fox News A 3-year-old boy has died after being left inside a hot car in a Florida school parking lot on Monday — making this the first hot car death in the state […]

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Experts looking for ways to prevent hot car deaths, new radar technology could detect heartbeats

June 27, 2022

By Yi-Jin Yu Every year, approximately 38 children die from being left in a hot car, according to Kids and Cars Safety, a national nonprofit that tracks hot car deaths and aims to prevent vehicle-related risks to children and pets. As the U.S. heads into more heat waves this summer and temperatures in the Midwest, South and West soar […]

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How are children left on school buses? Neuroscientist provides perspective

June 17, 2022

June 8, 2022 | by Taylor Hanon |  Unfortunately, instances of school bus drivers and attendants leaving children on a school bus happen all too often. But, David Diamond, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at the Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida, said other factors besides negligence could contribute to leaving a child behind. Diamond began his presentation […]

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Federal law to address vehicle safety standards, crash prevention & increased fatalities

May 13, 2022

By Lurah Lowery on May 12, 2022, Legal | Technology The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that became law in November 2021 not only lays out a spending plan for the repair of roads and bridges but also requires vehicle safety standard revisions and research as well as safety component additions over the next one to three years. As attorney Michael R. […]

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Garland father works to raise awareness of hot cars after son’s close call

May 12, 2022

BY ERIN JONES, MAY 4, 2022 / 10:15 PM / CBS DFW Watch video interview HERE GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat related deaths, according to kidsandcars.org. Eric Stuyvesant said he would see the reports and think as a responsible parent that could never happen to him, but […]

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Research Shows That Anyone Could Forget Kids in Hot Cars

May 3, 2022

Emily A. Thomas, PhD, Consumer Reports Mon, May 2, 2022, 8:18 AM·7 min read Forgetting children is a common memory failure that can lead to tragic consequences If parents think they would never forget their child in a hot car, they should think again. It can happen to anyone. Since 1998, more than 900 children […]

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Dr. David Diamond

April 28, 2022

Dr. David Diamond, a professor at the University of South Florida who specializes in cognitive and neural sciences, has done considerable research on the neuropsychology of how children are forgotten in cars. He has interviewed dozens of normal (loving and attentive) parents who reported they had lost awareness of the presence of their child in […]

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Dikeisha Whitlock-Pryer Remarks

Dikeisha Whitlock-Pryer, mother of RJ Pryer On April 28, 2015 we became the proud parents of Raymond Darnell Pryer Jr. better known as RJ. He was my love bug, my 1st born. He was daddy’s little man and Raymond’s 1st son (his Jr). RJ was also an amazing gift from God being that I was […]

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