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  • Nebraska woman arrested after death of 5-year-old who was left alone in car for hours

    If the boy’s death is ruled to be from heat exposure, he will be at least the 10th child this year to die in a hot car, according to advocates, who want vehicles to have life-saving technology.

  • The heat inside your car can turn deadly in minutes this summer

    If you thought you could safely leave your kid or dog in the car and dash into a store, you’d be wrong.

    A Sun-Times test this month — before the recent heat wave hit — found the inside temperature of a parked car in a sunny spot rocketed to dangerous levels in minutes.

  • Rep. Raskin Celebrates GAO Decision to Review U.S. Vehicle Safety Design Standards

    Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has announced that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will review vehicle safety design standards to improve protection for pedestrians and bicyclists, following his call for action amidst rising traffic fatalities. This review will assess vehicle designs, regulatory challenges, and successful international safety measures, aiming to reduce the high rates of pedestrian and cyclist deaths in the U.S. Raskin and various safety advocates underscore the urgency of redesigning vehicles to enhance road safety for vulnerable users. For more details, read the full announcement.

  • Dozens of kids die in hot cars each year. Advocates say better safety technology should be required.

    CBS News highlights the ongoing issue of hot car deaths and the technological advances aiming to prevent these tragedies. Each year, an average of 35 children in the U.S. die from heatstroke after being left in hot cars. The article dives into the debate between using rear-seat reminder systems and more advanced radar-based occupant detection systems to save lives. It also discusses the delayed federal regulations that could mandate these lifesaving technologies in all vehicles. 

  • Child Hot Car Deaths - 2024

    AccuWeather segment on child hot car deaths in 2024 and how we can prevent them.

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