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Thursday, August 03, 2017

With 30 Hot Car Deaths So Far This Year, Lawmakers Once Again Push For Alert Systems

More than 30 children have died in hot cars so far in 2017, and two of those deaths occurred just last weekend. In an attempt to prevent these tragedies from happening, a group of lawmakers have once again introduced legislation that would require cars to be equipped with technology — that already exists — to alert drivers that a passenger remains in the back seat when a vehicle is turned off.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I dont have kids, I dont need to pay for an alarm systems I dont need.
Personal responsibility people.
Have a kid, buy yourself an alarm.
Its not a car manufacturer issue

Anonymous said...

Laws and alarms won't fix stupid.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a kid either, but you bet your ass if I did I wouldn't be leaving them in a car under any circumstances. I don't wish this horror on anyone. How stupid do you have to be?

Anonymous said...

I agree with 7:29. I do have one child and it is my responsibility to take care of my own. I don't expect anyone to have to intercede by even telling me these things like it is hot in a car. Guess what, I already know it. It is sad that anyone can be a sperm donor, but not everyone can be a parent. Sad indeed. Oh, my child is old enough to have a family and I know where my child is right now. Not noisy or interfering, just concern and love for my child.

Anonymous said...

The law makers are insane. Another one of those "it's for the children" laws.

Anonymous said...

I agree, 7;29. I am a parent, I have made mistakes in parenting (lost my 10 yr old in a bookstore once) but not ONCE did I forget my children existed and where they should be, ESPECIALLY when they were defenseless infants. I just don't get it. Once or twice a year, maybe, just maybe, something like this is a heart rending tragic ACCIDENT, but not several babies and toddlers a week. Where oh where has responsibility and selfless love for our children gone? If you have a kid, HOW can you forget it? HOW??????

lmclain said...

"We, the people" are getting a bit tired of the micromanagement of our lives.
Some more than others, but 20 kids die and now we need a whole new set of laws (with fines, of course), new "requirements" and some new reg's and naturally, some dedicated "campaigns" by the gestapo to make sure we are in "compliance".
How about punishing the offenders for murder and leaving the rest of us alone? Or doesn't that scenario fit in with the "we know what's best for you uneducated lemmings" philosophy of the "elite educated professionals"?
Will there be some Nazi checkpoints for that, too, or will it be included in the all-in-one unannounced home and property inspection by armed storm troopers? We WILL comply.
I keep telling you - it won't get any better until we see them hanging. They WILL NOT STOP. For part time employees, they think a lot of themselves.
Keep cheering.

Anonymous said...

Please help us little people Ms. Nanny Sate!

Anonymous said...


Accidents happen. Terrible accidents occur. In most cases these parents will have a lifetime of guilt to carry.

But the answer does not lie in more mandated, expensive gizmos. (Check out cost of replacing a low tire warning sensor vs. buying a tire gauge and keeping an eye out to tire pressure).

Anonymous said...

We should go back to the days of lead paint and no car seats too.

Anonymous said...

More kids get run over by their parents in their own driveways every year.