Help stop childrens/infants heat deaths in cars

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Registered: 11-13-2011
Help stop childrens/infants heat deaths in cars
Fri, 06-27-2014 - 11:08am

This is a petition for automobile technology that would stop children from suffocating in cars during the summertime when a parent forgets. It needs 100,000 signatures by end of July. It takes just a few minutes to register on the government site and then add your  name to the petition. Please sign & get the word out.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stop-child-deaths-hot-vehicles/DWBynlrh

On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles. Even the best of parents or caregivers can unknowingly leave a sleeping baby in a car; and the end result can be injury or even death.

http://www.kidsandcars.org/heatstroke.html

Today the technology exists to save lives of children:

Smart occupant detection systems could:

1.Start the car, activate the climate control system in order to maintain a habitable environment

2.Honk the horn at specific intervals to gain the attention of any nearby people

3.Send a text message or even telephone call to the person who owns the car

4.If 3) fails call OnStar

5.Unlock the doors and roll down the windows

http://www.vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=1194538