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Consumer Reports Urges Congress to Pass the ‘Hot Cars Act of 2019’

July 23, 2019

PRESS RELEASE July 22, 2019 Rear seat child detection and alert systems will save lives, should be required on all new cars, says Consumer Reports. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports called on lawmakers in Congress today to support the Hot Cars Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation recently introduced in both the House and Senate that would […]

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State warns deaf community about keyless ignitions

July 18, 2019

by Garrett Wymer Wednesday, July 17th 2019 LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – Advocates in Kentucky are urging the deaf community to know about the potential dangers of keyless ignition vehicles after a Lexington woman died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning earlier this month. Friends tell us Connie Dotson died when she accidentally left her car with […]

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SC led the nation for kids dying in hot cars. It could happen to any parent, expert warns

BY CODY DULANEY JULY 18, 2019 05:00 AM, UPDATED 1 HOUR 23 MINUTES AGO Watch video interview with Erin Holley South Carolina led the nation in 2018 with six children dying in hot cars. Parents often feel shame, but experts say it could happen to anyone. BY NICOLE L. CVETNIC / MCCLATCHY How could anyone accidentally leave a […]

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Our Mission Statement

July 16, 2019

KidsAndCars.org is a national nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of young children and pets in and around vehicles. The organization is devoted to eliminating vehicle-related risks that were previously unrecognized through data collection, research and analysis, public education and awareness programs, policy change, product redesign and supporting families to channel their grief into positive change. […]

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Statement from Victims’ Families Read by Senator Blumenthal During July 10th, 2019 Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee During Consideration of the HOT CARS Act of 2019

Watch video of statement being read by Senator Blumenthal Since 1990, more than 900 children have needlessly died in hot cars, including 19 children so far this year. To forget is a human condition, yet technological solutions are available to remedy the problem.  Vehicle technology already reminds us if we have left a car door […]

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Children’s book puts tough message into tiny hands, and it was inspired by one couple’s tragic loss

July 9, 2019

by Jerry McLeod | Today at 7:06 a.m.0COMMENTS Photo by Cary Jenkins, Democrat-Gazette Thomas Cooper Naramore died tragically on July 24, 2015, but his memory will live on through a new children’s board book. Not Even a Minute: A Story About Preventing Hot Car Heatstroke, written by Sarah Tollett and Joe Schaffner, who also did the illustrations, was […]

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North Texas Couple Whose Son Survived Being Left In Hot Car Fights For Mandatory Technology To Prevent Tragedy

July 5, 2019

By Gilma AvalosJuly 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm Watch video report at : https://cbsloc.al/2FQqOi3  DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Most parents believe leaving their child locked in a hot car could never happen to them… until it does. It happened to Eric Stuyvesant. “To this day I can’t fathom how I would’ve left him in that car,” he said. […]

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Bill would require warning for children left in hot cars as number of deaths rises

July 1, 2019

By MATTHEW VANN  Jul 1, 2019, 5:38 PM ET WATCH What happens to your body in a hot car? As summer temperatures rise, car safety advocacy groups hoping to draw attention to hot car deaths will be aided by a bill intended to equip new vehicles with technology that detects sleeping children in hot cars. The HOT CARS Act […]

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Look Before You Lock – Plugged into DFW

June 20, 2019

Program: Plugged into DFW  Categories: KTVTTV, Sponsored Content No one thinks it can happen to them, but Texas ranks #1 when it comes to children dying in hot cars. The Stuyvesant family shares their terrifying story to help raise awareness and prevent hot car tragedies. Watch Show: https://cbsloc.al/2ZD0xuZ  

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His keyless car killed him while he slept. New legislation could save others

June 14, 2019

Jamie L. LaReau, Detroit Free PressPublished 7:30 a.m. ET June 14, 2019 | Updated 11:26 a.m. ET June 14, 2019 Patricia M. Fish and Russell Fish were married 46 years when he died in his home by carbon monoxide poisoning from his Toyota Forerunner inadvertently left running in the attached garage. (Photo: Lynn Ann Gordon) Pennsylvanian Russell […]

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