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Leading up to National Heatstroke Prevention Day (May 1), Members of Congress, Safety Advocates and Families Affected by Hot Car Deaths Stress the Urgent Need for Effective Hot Car Technology

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In November 2021, IIJA was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden.  It includes a provision that addresses hot car tragedies by requiring an ‘audio and visual reminder alert to check the back seat’ in new passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, the provision does not specify the requirement for the system to detect a child alone in a vehicle. Without detection, a system will be inadequate. A reminder alert alone falls short of what is needed to prevent hot car deaths and injuries and creates a false sense of security for families.

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Media Alert: Press Conference on Advancing the Child Protection “Hot Cars” Mandate in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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With temperatures rising as summer quickly approaches, the risk is even greater. Cost-effective safety solutions are readily available that can reduce these grim numbers. In preparation for National Heatstroke Prevention Day on May 1st, we must intensify our efforts and leverage the promise of safety technology to prevent these predictable tragedies.

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Group Letter to U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Transportation and Infrastructure Legislation

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As families who have suffered the loss or serious injury of children, spouses and other loved ones in preventable motor vehicle crashes, truck crashes, hot car incidents, and seatback failures, we join with consumer, public health, safety, bicyclist and pedestrian advocates in urging you to ensure that the safety advances enacted in H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, are retained in the final infrastructure bill sent to President Biden.  

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Members of Congress, Crash Victims & Advocates: Safety Must Be Advanced in Any Transportation/Infrastructure Package

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As a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators continue deliberation on comprehensive infrastructure legislation, today Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), joined by U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), families of truck crash, distracted driving crash, child “hot car” and seatback failure victims, and safety, public health, law enforcement, bicyclist and consumer advocates asserted that the legislation must include vital motor vehicle safety upgrades that will prevent crashes and save lives before being sent to President Biden.

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