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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)

October 16, 2019

How to contact your U.S. members of Congress: CLICK HERE to find your U.S. Senator / CLICK HERE to find your U.S. Representative Go to your member of Congress’ website and use their contact form to send them the letter below – you may copy & paste the sample letter below and personalize it how you […]

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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 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 26% of hot car deaths. Systems utilize a wide range of detection features […]

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Hot car death dad says new safety rules not enough

September 6, 2019

By Lauren Turner BBC News, Washington DC 5 September 2019 Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Manufacturers in the US have agreed to add rear seat reminders to new cars in a bid to prevent children dying of heatstroke in vehicles. The audio and visual cues for motorists to check their back seats are to be installed in […]

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Carmakers agree to add rear-seat reminders to prevent deaths in hot cars

Keith Laing, The Detroit NewsPublished 12:00 p.m. ET Sept. 4, 2019 | Updated 7:21 p.m. ET Sept. 4, 2019 Washington — More than 50 children died in the U.S. last year after inadvertently being left in hot cars, prompting automakers to voluntarily agree to add back seat occupant reminders to new cars by 2025. Car manufacturers will add […]

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