Another news report of a smashed window to save infant trapped in hot car.
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. http://www.kidsandcars.org
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.