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Help fund this project on kickstarter

Help fund this project on kickstarter

Although our 2014 campaign was unsuccessful, we have relaunched a new campaign on Kickstarter to help fund another round of prototypes.Our goal is to create enough prototypes that we can put up free displays in every childcare facility in the area in hopes of getting the Safety BIB in the hands of as many parents as we can.Click here to support us by backing our kickstarter project...

Toddler Left in Car Leads to Arrest

Toddler Left in Car Leads to Arrest

A woman was arrested in Georgia last week after leaving her almost-two-year-old daughter in a car while she shopped in a nearby Kroger.The car doors were locked, and the windows rolled up when an off-duty police offer was informed of the child by a concerned citizen.The mother arrived at the vehicle just as hte off-duty police officer was about to break into the vehicle... Read the full story...

Tragic Story Ends in Murder Charge

Tragic Story Ends in Murder Charge

In the most recent hot car story, a two-year-old died on Father's Day after her father, and supposed sole care giver, passed out drunk and left her in a vehicle for more than 16 hours.The father was arrested and charged with murder on Monday, hours after his daughter had been found in the car - unconscious and her body marked with second degree burns. Read a more complete story here....

Adults Check Out Just How Hot A Car Can Get...

Adults Check Out Just How Hot A Car Can Get...

A few adults have lately decided to "test out" a hot car, to see how hot a car can really get and to see how long they can stand the heat...WIBW.com journalist Sarah Plake recently "took the challenge" to see how long she'd last, and with a thermometer in her car, she logged an increase from 100 to 106 degrees within just five minutes of being in the vehicle...  Within 15 minutes, her adult b...

Bravery Award Given in Rescue!

Bravery Award Given in Rescue!

When parents think What could possibly go wrong in just a few minutes? they don't consider the hard-to-imagine.The mother who left her kids (ages 10 months, three and seven) in her van in Australia this January while she "ran into the store" certainly never thought her van would catch fire...And when a good samaritan noticed firefighters and officials struggling to yank the carseats from the burni...

San Antonio HERO!

San Antonio HERO!

A San Antonio woman is being touted a hero after bashing in a windshield to save a toddler she noticed unattended in a closed vehicle.After breaking the windshield, she crawled through the front of the vehicle, sustaining minor injuries and cuts from the glass, to free the child.The vehicle was located in an HEB parking lot, and surveillance videos showed that the child had been left for nearly 40...

Tragedy Avoided for Three-Week-Old SAVED from parked vehicle

Tragedy Avoided for Three-Week-Old SAVED from parked vehicle

CBS reported this morning that a three-week-old infant was rescued from a parked SUV on John Tyler Community College Campus (in Chester, VA) by police on Wednesday afternoon.While no arrests have been made, and an investigation still ongoing, the infant is ok after being taken to VCU Medical Center. Access to the vehicle was obtained when a cracked window was yanked down.  We are so thankful ...

Landmark Legislation!

Landmark Legislation!

Recently, what State Rep. David Hawk called "a landmark piece of legislation" was passed in Tennessee:As of July 1, you can legally smash a window or otherwise forcibly enter a parked car [in Tenessee] without liability if you have “a good faith belief” the actions help a minor who will suffer “harm if not immediately removed from the vehicle.”There have been similar laws, ...

It's NOT Illegal to leave your child in the car?!

It's NOT Illegal to leave your child in the car?!

While some states (20!) have laws regarding children being left in vehicles, there is still a large amount that don't.  While these states have legislation in place that allows a parent to be persecuted under child-endangerment statutes, these statutes leave room for wild interpretation.A recent article on MotherJones.com informs which 20 states have current laws in place.  Its author al...

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