Petition calls for automakers to take action against hot car deaths

Every single summer tragic headlines are printed about people who’s children die of heatstroke from being left unattended in a hot car. This petition on calls for the U.S. Department of Transportation to put pressure on automakers to “Prevent Child Heat Stroke Deaths in Vehicles.”

The petition claims that as of July 15th, 2014, 17 children have died of heatstroke from being left in hot cars and that there have been 670 of these deaths in the last 20 years. The petition does not clarify whether these numbers are solely from the U.S.

Specifically, the petition calls for automakers to “provide funding for research and development of innovative technology, identify, evaluate and test new technology to accelerate implementation of the most feasible and effective solutions and require installation of technology in all vehicles and/or child safety seats to prevent children from being left alone left alone in vehicles.”

The post has gained roughly 1,000 signatures since it was posted on Monday of this week and needs 100,000 to garner an official response from the U.S. government.

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