Child Endangerment, Child Neglect, Hot car deaths, sensor technology

Summer heat fatal for car passengers

52_hotcar_deaths_2018Another news report of a smashed window to save infant trapped in hot car.

smashed car window

Jermius Scott is being hailed a hero after he rescued a 4-month-old boy who was reportedly left in a hot car for nearly 12 hours.

According to the National Safety Council, 52 children died in 2018 from being trapped in a hot car, a record number of fatalities. The Hot Cars Act legislation would require sensor technology be installed as standard equipment in all new vehicles that would detect an occupant – a person or animal – in the rear seat of a vehicle if the driver walks away from the vehicle. The Act has been introduced in the Senate and is awaiting the House version of the bill. away.


Several car manufacturers have supported the bill by installing the motion sensor technology as standard features. Consumers can also buy accessories that sense the occupancy of rear seats.



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