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Kansas toddler didn’t have to die in a hot car. But this Senate bill wouldn’t help

August 13, 2021

BY AMBER ROLLINS SPECIAL TO THE STAR AUGUST 13, 2021 05:00 AM Amber Rollins, director of Kids And Car Safety in Olathe, works to prevent children from dying in cars. STAR FILE PHOTO Our national nonprofit organization, Kids and Car Safety, which is headquartered in Olathe, has been working to save children’s lives in and around vehicles […]

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BY AMBER ROLLINS SPECIAL TO THE STAR AUGUST 13, 2021 05:00 AM Amber Rollins, director of Kids And Car Safety in Olathe, works to prevent children from dying in cars. STAR FILE PHOTO Our national nonprofit organization, Kids and Car Safety, which is headquartered in Olathe, has been working to save children’s lives in and around vehicles […]

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Safety, Consumer, and Public Health Groups, Transportation Officials, and Truck Crash, Hot Car Incident, Distracted Driving, Red Light Running and Seatback Failure Victims Respond to U.S. Senate’s Bipartisan Transportation/ Infrastructure Bill

August 2, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2021 CONTACT: Pete Daniels / Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 (C) Safety, Consumer, and Public Health Groups, Transportation Officials, and Truck Crash, Hot Car Incident, Distracted Driving, Red Light Running and Seatback Failure Victims Respond to U.S. Senate’s Bipartisan Transportation/ Infrastructure Bill Deadly deficiencies in the Infrastructure Investment […]

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Consumer Reports Worries About Increasing Danger With Pickup Trucks

July 29, 2021

by Allison Barfield on July 28, 2021 It’s no secret that we like our pickup trucks. There’s a constant battle between the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, and Ram 1500 to be the best. But as trucks grow in size and popularity, they’re also becoming increasingly dangerous. Pickup trucks are becoming more dangerous 2021 Ram 1500 | Ram Pickup trucks are one […]

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Kids and Car Safety & Tucson Medical Center Mama Chat Video

July 27, 2021

Check out the ‘mama chat’ video recording that we did with Tucson Medical Center on 7/22/2021 discussing hot car dangers and what parents can do to keep their children safe.

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Could these policies or gadgets keep children from dying in hot cars?

July 26, 2021

The Hot Cars Act of 2021 would put safety device in cars to remind parents of the littles in the back seat. Experts say to remember safety habits By Lois M. Collins@Loisco  Jul 23, 2021, 10:00pm MDT Jessica Strong, community health manager at Primary Children’s Hospital, talks about Baby Safety Snaps, a safety device that helps prevent […]

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Deadly Distraction: Children Accidentally Forgotten in Cars

July 1, 2021

Legislation pushes for life saving technology in all news cars by 2025 By Susan Hogan, Rick Yarborough and Lance Ing • Published June 30, 2021 • Updated on June 30, 2021 at 5:16 pm     Raelyn Balfour woke up March 30, 2007, exhausted. Her 9-month-old son, Bryce, was up all night with a cold. But she and her husband, Jarrett, knew that if they could […]

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Advocates push for technology that prevents hot car deaths

June 14, 2021

By Lauren Fox, AccuWeather staff writer, Updated Jun. 13, 2021 2:41 PM CDT Watch video report: https://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/FNANWIRF?jwsource=cl Temperatures are rising across the U.S., which means the threat of children dying after being left in hot cars are again creeping up on parents across the nation. “As scorching heat expands across the United States during the summer months, […]

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Changes in vehicle safety standards influenced by one woman

June 7, 2021

3rd June 2021, 17:19 by Rahul Nagaraj Over the years, Fennell and her association have fought to pass legislations mandating multiple other safety features as well. Janette Fennell has played an instrumental role in standardizing a number of safety features on cars, starting with the glow-in-the-dark emergency release lever inside the boot. Back in 1995, Janette Fennell […]

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The federal Hot Cars Act aims to prevent deaths in sweltering vehicles. Can technology help save lives?

June 3, 2021

Published Wednesday, June 2, 2021, Steven Vargas, USA TODAY The car hums to a stop – the engine is off. You take out the keys, strap your bag across your shoulder and walk into the office to make it to your morning meeting. As you sit at your desk, you get an unexpected text: someone […]

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