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Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

September 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 CONTACT: Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C) Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Webinars celebrating past successes belie lack of recent progress and an over-reliance on ineffective nonbinding guidance   The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was […]

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Advocate discusses federal bill after 3-year-old girl dies after being left in hot car in Edmond

August 19, 2020

WATCH VIDEO REPORT HERE: https://www.koco.com/article/advocate-discusses-federal-bill-after-3-year-old-girl-dies-after-being-left-in-hot-car-in-edmond/33638188   EDMOND, Okla. — Edmond police are still investigating the tragic death of a 3-year-old girl who was left in a hot vehicle for several hours Monday. Authorities told KOCO 5 that her father called 911 after finding his daughter in an SUV Monday evening. Police said the girl was […]

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5 reasons why self-driving cars are still not on our roads

August 7, 2020

Updated / Tuesday, 4 Aug 2020 10:15 Not up your street (yet): the Tesla Model 3 which is fitted with a full self-driving system. Photo: Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images Analysis: despite what Elon Musk might think, there are still obstacles ahead for fully autonomous carsBy John McDermid, University of York Elon Musk thinks his company Tesla will have fully autonomous […]

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Safety advocates push for technology that can save lives of children left in hot cars

July 30, 2020

LOCAL NEWS by: CBS News Posted: Jul 28, 2020 / 03:00 PM PDT / Updated: Jul 28, 2020 / 03:01 PM PDT https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/web-extra-safety-advocates-push-for-technology-that-can-save-lives-of-children-left-in-hot-cars/ LAS VEGAS (CBS) — More than a dozen children have died so far this year in hot cars, even with Americans staying home more because of the coronavirus. Now safety advocates are pushing for new technology that […]

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Safety Advocates Push for Advanced Tech Mandate to Cut Hot Car Deaths

KidAndCars.org shows new tech that meets Hot Cars Act. by Michael Strong | Jul 28, 2020 KidsAndCars.org hosted a webinar showing tech available now that could cut hot car child deaths. Safety advocates pushing for new technology that would alert drivers if they leave a child in their vehicle after leaving it say the new devices could lower […]

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More vehicles are sitting parked during coronavirus — and they’re a risk to kids

July 29, 2020

Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free PressPublished 7:00 a.m. ET July 29, 2020 | Updated 8:50 a.m. ET July 29, 2020 Aug. 22, 2010, was the worst day of Jenny Stanley’s life, and she wants to make sure other families don’t experience the loss of a child like her family has. That Sunday was the day her 6-year-old daughter, Sydney, […]

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‘Hot Cars Act’ would require rear seat passenger detection

July 17, 2020

by Eric Zernich, Thursday, July 16th 2020 WATCH VIDEO REPORT: https://nbc24.com/news/local/hot-cars-act-would-require-rear-seat-passenger-detection BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — There’s a new bill working its way through Congress to help prevent children from dying inside hot vehicles in the U.S. If passed, it would require detection technology in every new vehicle. More than 100 kids have died inside hot cars […]

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Congress looks to force automakers to make changes after keyless ignition-related deaths

July 14, 2020

WESH – Orlando Videos•July 10, 2020 Congress looks to force automakers to make changes after keyless ignition-related deaths WATCH VIDEO REPORT HERE: https://news.yahoo.com/congress-looks-force-automakers-changes-224117675.html

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Deaths decreasing, but hot cars remain a danger to children

July 8, 2020

  By Ed Crump Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:41PM RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed routines especially when it comes to things such as transporting children. So, fortunately, the tragic loss of children’s lives in hot cars is down this year. But children are still dying needlessly, often forgotten by distracted parents. “This […]

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Father of boy who died in hot car advocating for bill that would save other children

  Hot Cars Act included in infrastructure, transportation bill passed by House     By: Scripps National Posted at 2:25 PM, Jul 08, 2020 The House recently passed a massive infrastructure and transportation bill, with $1.5 trillion in projects over the next five years. Included in the bill is the Hot Cars Act, which never passed in […]

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