August 1, 2017
Senate lawmakers propose new legislation to save kids from heatstroke death.
The Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seat Act, or the HOT CARS Act, was unveiled Monday.
The move is calling for sensors to be installed in new cars, which would alert drivers when children are left in the back seat.
The senators behind the legislation hope the lifesaving technology will become the standard.
Nearly 40 children die each year from being left in hot cars, and more than 700 have died nationwide since 1998.
A companion bill was introduced in the House last month.