Thank you to everyone who joined us for the virtual press event on Tuesday. Please accept our most sincere apologies for the technical difficulties with Zoom. Thank you for your grace and understanding as we navigate the new world of virtual events. 

Below is the link to the recording of the event as well as the time stamps for the various speakers and the press release. Please feel free to use footage from the video recording with attribution given to KidsAndCars.org.

Video Recording:
KidsAndCars.org Virtual Event - Demonstrating Technology that will Save Children’s Lives
Please note, the actual video doesn't start until about 1:40 and the Q&A is not included.
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Speaker time stamps:
  • 1:40 Janette Fennell, president of KidsAndCars.org (background information)
  • 12:49 U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
  • 17:00 U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
  • 20:21 Jenny Stanley, KidsAndCars.org Parent Advocate (written statement)
  • 15:53 Shaun Kildare, Senior Director of Research at Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety on concerns with auto industry voluntary agreement & ineffective technology (written statement)

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The KidsAndCars.org press release which contains links to all press kit and supporting documents:


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For more information on hot car deaths visit https://www.kidsandcars.org/how-kids-get-hurt/heat-stroke/ .

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) , Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and Sponsor of the Hot Cars Act said, “We have the technology to prevent this kind of heartbreak, we have an obligation to use it. My heart goes out to whoever might be affected by these tragedies, but my message goes to the manufacturers. The Hot Cars Act that I’ve introduced would make mandatory a moral obligation that you have to do the right thing and all of us should raise the alarm and support this legislation. 

U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) , Chair, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and a sponsor of the Hot Cars Act passionately said, “It is unforgivable when we lose our children in something that we can prevent. There are technologies right now to prevent these hot car deaths.” She continued, “I am happy to say that Hot Cars legislation passed as part of the infrastructure bill (HR 2) from the House of Representatives. And now the question is, are we going to get it passed by the Senate? Are we going to get it signed by the President so no more children needlessly die in hot cars?”

KidsAndCars.org released in-depth analysis of U.S. hot car deaths containing statistics and charts about the trends KidsAndCars.org has captured over the past 30 years. Additionally, KidsAndCars.org provided information about hot car deaths documented by the organization in 56 countries worldwide

For more information on child hot car deaths, please visit the Hot Cars Act page .

Below is a list of materials that were referred to during the event and included in the press kit from the event.










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