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Dogs in Cars, Getting There Safely

December 19, 2019

Like any family member, they need to be protected in case of a crash, but also should not distract the driver. Face licking is discouraged. This may look cute, but don’t let your pup do this. It’s not safe.Credit…Jaromir Chalabala/Getty Images By Norman Mayersohn Dec. 17, 2019 Recent studies have confirmed what many of us already […]

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Automakers Can End Hot Car Child Deaths — And Lawmakers Should Lead The Way

December 10, 2019

Gil Dotan Forbes Councils Member Forbes Technology Council COUNCIL POST | WRITTEN BY Gil Dotan is the CMO at Guardian Optical Technologies. Their stories are heart-wrenching. In October, a Phoenix school administrator left his 4-month-old daughter in the back seat of his car all day. In August, a New Jersey commuter left a 22-month-old girl in a minivan parked at a railroad […]

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I’m a cautious mom who had a hot car scare. Here’s my plea to parents and lawmakers.

October 30, 2019

By NICOLE PELLETIERE via Good Morning America Aug 10, 2019, 4:04 AM ET It was hot day in June 2017 when Erin Holley and her family were in the midst of moving to another home. Holley, her husband and two children, who were 4 years old and 4 weeks old at the time, were riding […]

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Take Action TODAY: Stop Hot Car Tragedies

October 28, 2019

This year has been one of the worst years in history for children dying in hot cars with a total of 52 little lives lost.  We need you to take action today! It will take less than 1 minute! Please use the letter below to ask your members of Congress to cosponsor the HOT CARS […]

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Push For Daycares to Help Prevent Forgotten Child Deaths

October 23, 2019

As lawmakers look for ways to prevent more deaths of children who were forgotten in a parent’s car, there is a push to get daycares and child care providers to send messages to parents when the child doesn’t arrive. The I-Team’s Melissa Russo reports. (Published Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019)  

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SAMPLE SUPPORT LETTER (The Hot Cars Act, HR 3593)

October 16, 2019

How to contact your U.S. Representative: CLICK HERE to find your U.S. Representative Go to your U.S. Representative’s website and use their contact form to send them the letter below – you may copy & paste the below sample letter and personalize it how you see fit Follow up with a phone call to their […]

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Dad warns of infants sleeping in car seats after son dies at day care

October 11, 2019

Ryne Jungling says his son’s death was “100 percent preventable.” Oct. 10, 2019, 3:06 PM CDT / Source: TODAY By Rachel Paula Abrahamson After a seven-year struggle with infertility, Ryne and Rachel Jungling felt blessed when they welcomed twins in January 2018. “They were miracle babies,” dad Ryne Jungling of North Dakota told TODAY Parents. Anders and his sister, Linnea, […]

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How large is your vehicle’s blind zone? Probably worse than you realize

October 9, 2019

INVESTIGATIONS Vehicle blind zones are putting children at risk, so we tested several vehicles to see just how much drivers are missing. Author: TEGNA staff Published: 1:23 PM EDT October 7, 2019 Updated: 12:40 AM EDT October 8, 2019   With inventions like backup camera in cars, it’s easy to think the number of children […]

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Childproofing Your Ride

Your car may feel like a second home, especially if you spend lots of time shuffling kids from school to activities and more. But the fact is, your car is statistically one of the most dangerous places your child can be. These are some of the most important safety tips set forth by  KidsAndCars.org In […]

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Baby Girl Dies in Hot Car After School Administrator Goes to Work and Forgets She’s in Backseat

October 3, 2019

This year, 48 children have died after being left in hot cars, according to the advocacy group KidsandCars.org By Harriet Sokmensuer October 02, 2019 01:55 PM GOOGLE MAPS An Arizona baby is dead after she was left in her father’s car for several hours while he was at work. On Tuesday afternoon, Phoenix police responded to […]

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