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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Rear Occupant Alert Aims to Protect Kids From Hot Cars

July 31, 2018

The safety system adds ultrasonic motion sensors to detect children left in the rear seat, but only if car doors are locked By Mike Monticello July 31, 2018 Hyundai rolled out a new technology in the redesigned 2019 Santa Fe SUV that could help prevent parents from leaving a child in the back seat of a hot […]

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Check the Back Seat! Alerts Remind Drivers About Children

July 30, 2018

As the hot-car death rate remains stubbornly high, new sensors and other reminders are in the works; Nissan to make its alert a standard feature, a step advocates have encouraged. Manufacturers and advocacy groups are launching devices to keep drivers aware of children in the back seat. PHOTO: ISTOCK By  Ellen Byron July 28, 2018 7:01 a.m. ET Drivers […]

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What happens in your brain when kids are left in cars

July 17, 2018

USA TODAY NETWORKAnna Groves, Milwaukee Journal SentinelPublished 6:15 a.m. ET July 17, 2018 | Updated 11:27 a.m. ET July 17, 2018 (Photo: Charles Auer) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this story incorrectly named David Diamond’s university. MILWAUKEE — Parents say they would never, ever forget their child in a car on a hot day. But David Diamond, […]

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‘How Did I Leave My Child In The Car?’ Experts Say It’s Easier Than You Might Think

By BONNIE PETRIE • KIDSANDCARS.ORG / KIDS AND CARS How could a parent forget their child in the car? That is a question people ask every summer as dozens of children die in hot cars, forgotten by their parents. Eric Stuyvesant used to be one of them. Eric Stuyvesant and his son Michael. CREDIT MICHELLE STUYVESANT “I was a keyboard […]

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Kansas law will help Good Samaritans prevent children’s deaths in hot cars

July 15, 2018

Amber Rollins, director of KidsAndCars.org GUEST COMMENTARY Kansas law will help Good Samaritans prevent children’s deaths in hot cars BY AMBER ROLLINS, Special to The Star, July 14, 2018 08:32 PM Updated July 14, 2018 08:32 PM What would you do if you saw a small child or animal in distress trapped inside a hot car? Would you […]

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Mother: When you lose a child to a ‘backover’ accident, ‘you never get over it’

July 6, 2018

Kristen Swilley  11:21 PM, Jul 5, 2018 CINCINNATI — Seven-year-old Gino DiMario, who loved piano lessons and going to church with his family, was dead by the time first responders arrived at his grandparents’ home on February 19, 2005. He had been playing in the parking lot when a family member, not noticing the thatch of […]

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Kansas removes lawsuit fear for rescuers of children, pets trapped in hot cars

June 26, 2018

Amber Rollins, director of KidsAndCars.org, demonstrates how to safely break a window using a device, the Resqme emergency window breaker and seat belt cutter, at 169 Auto Parts in Spring Hill, Kan., Monday, June 25, 2018. On July 1, a new Kansas law will go into effect that will legally protect Good Samaritans who break […]

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How parents can prevent hot car deaths

June 23, 2018

CLICK HERE WATCH VIDEO REPORT Fox and Friends, Jun. 23, 2018 – 4:21 Vice president of KidsandCars.org shares important information about protecting children from the dangers of hot cars. http://video.foxnews.com/v/5801061002001/?#sp=show-clips

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Anniversary of Baby’s Hot Car Death Prompts Warning

June 20, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — June 20, 2010 is Conni Lowe’s worst day… the day she lost her granddaughter, Holly Judy. At the time, she had not met the five-month-old. “I met Holly for the first time at the funeral,” Conni said on the eight year anniversary of Holly’s death. Judy was left in her […]

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New Tech to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Nearly 40 children die in hot cars every year in the United States. Author: CBS News Published: 7:07 PM EDT June 20, 2018 Updated: 7:09 PM EDT June 20, 2018   As hard as it is to imagine, most parents say they simply forgot their kids. “So you take your handbag, you put it on the floor, right by the […]

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