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KidsAndCars.org says new technology can help prevent hot car deaths

July 6, 2020

Preventing kids from dying in hot cars By Chasity Maxie | July 2, 2020 at 7:32 PM CDT – Updated July 2 at 8:24 PM WATCH VIDEO REPORT HERE BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – As we move further into summer, there’s a push for technology to help prevent kids from dying in hot cars. The group KidsAndCars.org wants the auto […]

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Auto Safety: At the foundation of the House infrastructure bill

July 1, 2020

Cathy Chase, Joan Claybrook, Jason Levine and William Wallace, Opinion Contributor June 30, 2020 This spring, despite the entire country essentially being locked down or working from home and rush hour traffic becoming a distant memory, the long-standing public health crisis of auto fatalities remained. In fact, even with far fewer vehicles on the road, car […]

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Protecting Children: Preventing Deaths From Hot Cars

June 30, 2020

The Institute for Childhood Preparedness and Kids and Cars have teamed up to educate the public about the dangers of leaving children alone in hot cars. Last year we created a helpful flyer with heatstroke prevention facts and actionable tips if you see a child alone in a hot car. Unfortunately, there were 53 hot […]

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Momentum for an Effort to Save Children From Sweltering Cars

June 25, 2020

The Hot Cars Act of 2019 is part of legislation the House will soon consider. It’s long overdue, say advocates of technology that alerts owners.             Juan Rodriguez with his wife and son outside a court in August. Charged in the death of his infant twins in a hot car, […]

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SCHAKOWSKY AND PALLONE CHAMPION AUTO SAFETY PROVISIONS INCLUDED IN MOVING FORWARD ACT

June 23, 2020

Jun 22, 2020 Press Release from the House Committee on Energy And Commerce   Washington, D.C. – Today, Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) announced the inclusion of critical auto safety provisions in H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act.  The provisions will improve […]

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Joint Statement: The Motor Vehicle Safety Title Advances Important Technology and Programs that will Save Lives, Reduce Injuries and Contain Crash Costs

June 22, 2020

  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Center for Auto Safety Consumer Federation of America KidsAndCars.org     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2020    CONTACTS: Pete Daniels, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C)   Janette Fennell, President and Founder, KidsAndCars.org, Janette@KidsAndCars.org / 415-336-9279 (C)   Amber Rollins, Director, KidsAndCars.org, Amber@KidsAndCars.org […]

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Charges against Oklahoma father dropped after 2 children die in hot car

June 18, 2020

By Kevin Byrne, AccuWeather staff writer, Updated Jun. 17, 2020 11:29 AM With fewer people driving due to COVID-19, hot car deaths have been down this year. Child safety groups still caution parents not to let their guard down. The father of two children who died in a hot truck over the weekend in Tulsa, […]

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5 tips to prevent hot car deaths

By Kristen Boxman | Posted: Tue 8:26 AM, Jun 16, 2020 | Updated: Tue 8:43 AM, Jun 16, 2020 Amber Rollins with KidsAndCars.org says hot car deaths are lower than average for 2020. That’s because parents are getting out less. When you get back to a normal routine, you should add a few steps to […]

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Safety organization says it’s seeing uptick in ‘back-over’ accidents involving kids

June 17, 2020

Updated: 9:23 AM CDT Jun 15, 2020 Donna Pitman  KMBC 9 News Anchor Play Video KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Even as communities begin to open up and people begin to venture out, a safety organization said it’s seeing a growing problem with children. As more families remain home, especially with school officially out for the summer, many […]

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FREE Hot Cars Online Training Course

June 3, 2020

In partnership with our friends at the Institute for Childhood Preparedness, KidsAndCars.org is offering this free online training course for childcare providers and others on hot car deaths and injuries and how they can be prevented. The course offers best practice suggestions for childcare providers and actionable safety tips for everyone to help stop these […]

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