Forgetting Kids In Cars? ‘It Can Happen To Anyone,’ Says Founder Of Child Safety Organization
Upward of 900 children have died in hot cars since 1990, according to KidsAndCars.org, a national nonprofit working to prevent vehicle-related injuries and death of children.
Janette Fennell, the organization’s president and founder, says, “Really, the first thing people need to understand is that it can happen to anyone.”
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Marissa Rodriguez, who claims her husband was “on autopilot” the day their twins died, says she is currently working with KidsAndCars.org to lobby for passage of the Hot Cars Act (H.R. 3593), which aims to mandate systems alerting drivers to forgotten passengers.
Learn more about the organization’s efforts here. Then, check here for a sample letter of support for the bill and where to send it.
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