Pennsylvania – You’d never forget and leave your child alone in the car, right? Only bad parents do that… Wrong. Actually, it’s easier to make this potentially deadly mistake than you might think.
Janette Fennell, president and founder of KidsAndCars.org, says even the best parents can leave a child in the car if they’re sleep deprived or had a change in routine or are just distracted.
That’s why senators in Washington DC had introduced an at that would help prevent these mistakes. The HOT CARS Act of 2017 would require the Department of Transportation to require new vehicles within 2 years from now to be equipped with visual and auditory alert systems to remind parents to check the rear seat.
Just this year alone, 30 kids throughout the United State have died from heatstroke from being left in a hot car. Fennell says lawmakers need to set aside disagreements to pass the act for the sake of our kids.
For more information about how to keep children safe while driving, visit KidsAndCars.org.