PHOENIX – We’ve got alarms in cars for just about everything and now a group of lawmakers hopes that type of technology can remind parents a child is still in the backseat of the car.
On Wednesday morning, the group of bipartisan lawmakers will introduce the Hot Cars Acts of 2017 in Washington D.C. It would require automakers to come up with a plan to use technology to remind a driver someone is still in the backseat after the car is turned off. Technology is already in place for backup sensors, seatbelt alarms and low tire alerts, just to name a few.
Already in 2017, nine children have died after being left in a hot car. Since 1990, more than 800 have died.
No timeline was given for when automakers would need technology implemented.