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Car Door Child Safety Locks

March 4, 2019

The car door child safety locks are usually easy to engage. All vehicles are different, so refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual to determine how to turn on or off your child door locks. In many cars, there is a lever or slot to use a key to engage the lock feature, which can be […]

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What to do if you see a child or pet alone in a vehicle

March 1, 2019

KidsAndCars.org is calling on the public to be prepared to take action to save a life.If you see a child alone in a car; get involved.  Protecting children is everyone’s business. Here’s What You Should Do: Don’t wait for the driver to return. Call 911 right away. The 911 operator can help give you instructions on how […]

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Dangers of Hot Cars

February 27, 2019

Hot car tragedies are largely misunderstood by the general public. Most parents are misinformed and believe that they could never lose awareness of their child in the back seat. The reality is that this happens to the most loving, caring and protective parents. It has happened to a teacher, dentist, social worker, police officer, nurse, […]

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Driveway & Parking Lot Safety

Every year, thousands of children are injured or killed because a driver could not see them while backing up or slowly pulling forward in parking lots and driveways. These predictable and preventable tragedies are called frontovers and backovers. What is a blindzone? A blindzone is an area where a child cannot be seen by the […]

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Car seat, booster & seat belt use

Since parents like you care, it is stunning that more than 90% arrive at professional car seat checks needing adjustments to their child’s car seat. Get help choosing and using your car seat from a Child Passenger Safety Technician Your local Safe Kids, fire department or law enforcement can help you find a Child Passenger […]

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Blumenthal announces legislation to protect against CO and rollaway risk raised by keyless cars

February 25, 2019

By U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal’s office        WASHINGTON, CT – On Friday, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced introduction of the Protecting Americans from the Risks of Keyless Ignition Technology (PARK IT) Act to protect consumers from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and vehicle rollaways associated with keyless ignition technology in vehicles. The PARK IT […]

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40 countries agree cars must have automatic braking

February 13, 2019

A U.N. agency says 40 countries led by Japan and the European Union _ but not the U.S. or China _ have agreed to require new cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with automated braking systems starting next year By JAMEY KEATEN Associated PressGENEVA — Feb 12, 2019 6:28 PM ET Forty countries led […]

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Despite Prevention Efforts, Hot-Car Casualties Are Rising

February 12, 2019

Last year was the highest on record for vehicular heatstrokes Hot-car deaths increased in the mid-1990s as states began mandating that car seats be placed in the back seat to avoid harm from front-seat air bags. By Ellen Byron, The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 11, 2019 9:30 a.m. ET Last year 51 children died of […]

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Lorraine Complains: Kids are still being left behind in cars and it needs to stop

February 4, 2019

Anyone who can be held accountable should be, but this issue is far from being cut and dry by LORRAINE SOMMERFELD | February 4, 2019 It may be tempting to let her sleep, but leaving a child in the car is a risky propositionSupplied / iStock.com via Getty Images In May of last year, Shaun […]

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Alabama company patents device to prevent hot car deaths

January 11, 2019

Updated 7:51 AM; Posted 5:45 AM Alabama software developer Ben Payment shows an early version of Payton’s Charm, a device to prevent hot car deaths of children by monitoring CO2 in the car. (Lee Roop | lroop@al.com) By Lee Roop | lroop@al.com It’s called a parent’s worst nightmare because it’s hard to think of a worse one. Somehow, you […]

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