Babies are dying in hot cars every week. Stop the epidemic! #hotcarskill

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Stephanie Davis
Stephanie Davis signed this petition

I am mom to two young children and am deeply saddened by the epidemic of hot car deaths.  A record 54 children died in hot cars last year.  This year, we are up to 52 deaths with October being the worst month on record.

While public awareness about hot car deaths is at an all-time high, so is the number of children dying in hot cars. This continues to happen because nobody believes it can happen to them.  Because we don’t believe it can happen to us, we don’t buy fancy apps or gadgets to prevent it and we don’t take preventative tactics within our own routines.  

We need to solve this with the one thing that every family has with them in their car with their children, the child car seat.  There should be a standard feature in all child car seats to alert the driver of a child in the car seat.  This is simple technology and it exists today.

Sign this petition to ask that child car seat manufacturers include an alert, to check the back seat for a child, as a standard safety feature to prevent hot car deaths.  Let’s save children’s lives and prevent this unimaginable tragedy to families.

If you'd like to take your support one step further, The HOT CARS Act (HR3593) is a federal bill that is underway to require that all vehicles on the road come with a system to detect and alert the driver and bystanders of a child who is unattended inside the vehicle.