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Dingell Statement on Auto Industry Commitment to Reduce Hot Car Deaths

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement on automaker-led voluntary commitment to add rear seat reminder systems to new vehicles. These innovations will help parents and caregivers remember to check the back seat to reduce hot car deaths:

“This summer has witnessed far too many children dying in the back seats of hot cars. No family should ever have to suffer a similar, preventable tragedy again. Today’s voluntary announcement by the Auto Alliance and Global Automakers is a step in the right direction. It is encouraging to see that deploying life-saving rear seat detection technology is a priority for the industry and that they are voluntarily moving to implement this industry-wide. We must ensure that the deadlines and goals outlined in this agreement are fulfilled, which will require robust oversight of industry and NHTSA by Congress. No child should die in a hot car ever again.”


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