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Source: New York Times

Across the U.S. the hot summer months can often, and do, lead to the deaths of children who are left inside cars that very quickly reach temperatures beyond 100 degrees.

New legislation could help improve the odds for children in the back seats of cars who are sometimes forgotten. According to New York Times, in 2010 alone, 49 children across the U.S. died from being trapped in a parked car, while in 2018, children were still dying for the same reasons, despite efforts to raise awareness on the issue over the years.

Though there has been improvement to educate parents on ways to remember that their children are in the back seat, the tragedies are still happening every year and civilians keep proposing that legislation be passed to help prevent this from occurring anymore.

Finally, a new House bill, Hot Cars Act of 2019, is expected to be presented this month.

Read Full Story: New York Times


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New Legislation to Protect Children from Sweltering Cars