Safety Groups Urge DOT Sec. Buttigieg to Take Action to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

  • June 20, 2023
150 150 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

In the letter, safety groups and advocates state:

“The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted new rules for the 60 GHz spectrum band that will facilitate the use of short-range radar systems which can help to prevent the deaths or injuries of children and companion animals who have unknowingly been left in or entered vehicles. It is now time for the U.S. DOT to act. Without a requirement for an effective detection and alert system in new vehicles, children and companion animals will continue to die or be injured.”

Read the full letter here.