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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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The Safest Way to Drive While Pregnant

March 9, 2022

Standard seat belts aren’t designed for pregnancy but are still the best option. Here, CR’s advice on the right way to wear a seat belt when you’re expecting. By Rachel Rabkin Peachman, October 13, 2021 The correct way to buckle up when pregnant.Photo: Anatoliy Shumskiy/Consumer Reports It was a route Taylor and Ryan Olsen had […]

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Best Backup Cameras For 2022

March 7, 2022

Rik Paul Contributor Updated: Mar 2, 2022 Forbes Wheels independently tests and reviews cars and automotive accessories. We may earn an affiliate commission from links on our site. The analysis and opinions are our own. Install-it-yourself backup cameras give new life to pre-2018 cars without cameras. Some have their own monitors, others connect to audio-system […]

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Only 70% of People Say They Buckle up in the Back Seat: Survey

February 22, 2022

Delayed law angers grieving families who lost loved ones By Susan Hogan, Rick Yarborough, Steve Jones, Lance Ing, Carlos Olazagasti and Derek Debowski • Published February 21, 2022•Updated on February 21, 2022 at 7:09 pm Most people buckle up in the front seat, which is the law, and according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, adults have gotten the message that it’s safer […]

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