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  • Group warns of high number of children left in stolen cars

    As summer nears, Kids and Cars reports a rise in car thefts with children inside: 80 in 2020, 121 in 2021, and 265 in 2022. Director Amber Rollins urges parents to never leave children alone in cars, citing risks like overheating and choking. Missouri saw 66 such cases from 2000 to 2021. In 2023, 29 children died in hot cars; one has died in 2024. 

  • Toddler dies in first US hot car death of 2024. Is there technology that can help save kids?

    America's fight against hot car deaths has renewed after 3-year-old Armani Shoemaker died in South Carolina, the first case of 2024. Safety advocates push for better technology like radar systems to prevent these tragedies, but regulatory delays persist. Over 1,000 children have died in hot cars since 1990, emphasizing the urgent need for effective solutions.

  • 5 key car safety features to protect your most precious cargo

    Even if you pride yourself on your cautious driving habits, accidents can still occur unexpectedly on the road, putting both you and your child’s safety at risk. It’s a truth I’ve witnessed time and time again throughout my career, and it’s why I’m such a strong advocate for crash avoidance technology.

  • The Communist plot to take away our big vehicles

    I'm not singularly focused on vehicle size, but it's a growing issue among people who already drive badly. The #1 problem with traffic safety is driver behavior. That’s true regardless of the vehicle, and it’s why my primary focus is designing street networks to calm drivers. Slower speeds means fewer crashes. And when crashes do occur, they’re typically much less severe. 

  • Another study relates taller vehicle front ends to more pedestrian deaths

    Pedestrian deaths hit a modern low in 2009. One of the side effects of the rampaging popularity of ever-larger vehicles since then: Studies examining the correlation between pedestrian deaths and ever-larger vehicles.

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