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Technology to save kids in hot cars exists. So why isn’t it in every vehicle?

August 6, 2019

“This needs to be standard, not optional, on all vehicles. What we know is when given the choice, parents don’t believe they need this technology.” The Hot Cars Act of 2019 would mandate all new cars to be equipped with a reminder system for drivers to check for passengers in the back. So far in […]

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Is your child safe when using vehicle child safety locks?

August 5, 2019

Watch video report at the link below: https://www.kmbc.com/article/is-your-child-safe-when-using-vehicle-child-safety-locks-kansas-city-missouri-kansas-kids-and-cars/28539044

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Hyundai to Expand Child-Monitoring Systems to More Models by 2022

July 31, 2019

See what Consumer Reports has to say about Hyundai’s Rear Occupant Alert HERE.

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Is your child safe when using vehicle child safety locks?

July 30, 2019

Updated: 10:21 AM CDT Jul 29, 2019 Donna Pitman  KMBC 9 News Anchor Play Video KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The cold truth is that hot cars kill. It’s a message a group called Kids and Cars can’t get out enough. “The way a vehicle heats up, it acts like a greenhouse,” Amber Rollins with Kids […]

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Tips for parents to prevent hot car tragedies

July 29, 2019

Fox and Friends, Jul. 29, 2019 – 4:58 – After a Bronx man’s 1-year-old twins die in his hot car, KidsAndCars.org Director Amber Rollins offers tips to prevent tragedy. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com https://video.foxnews.com/v/6065082574001/#sp=show-clips

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Experiment involving SUV reveals hidden danger for small children

July 26, 2019

Advocacy group wants to see 360-degree cameras installed on all vehicles Updated: 10:00 PM CDT Jul 25, 2019 Donna Pitman  KMBC 9 News Anchor WATCH VIDEO REPORT KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Drivers are likely oblivious to a danger often hiding in plain sight when they are behind the wheel. KMBC 9 News anchor Donna Pitman made […]

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Father of child who died in hot car wants Congress to pass ‘Hot Cars Act’

July 25, 2019

BY NATHAN BACA, WJLA THURSDAY, JULY 25TH 2019 PURCELLVILLE, Va. (WJLA) — Chase Harrison would be 12 now. “His smile. He really had a good-natured way about him for a kid that came from an orphanage,” his mother, Carol Harrison, said. Chase was newly adopted from Russia. His father, Miles, wasn’t used to the daycare […]

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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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These new car safety systems are in place to prevent hot car child deaths

July 19, 2019

Watch video report at: https://wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/investigations/new-car-safety-systems-prevent-hot-car-child-deaths by Nathan Baca, ABC7Friday, July 19th 2019 GAITHERSBURG, Md. (ABC7) — 21 children died nationwide already this year from heatstroke in cars. The average is 38 deaths annually, according to the tracking group. “If you even pop into autopilot for a moment on your way to daycare when you’re going […]

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