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White House petition launched to address ‘hot car’ deaths

You had to see this one coming:

The “hot car” death of toddler Cooper Harris in Cobb County (among others) has resulted in an online White House petition pushed by the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, KidsAndCars.org, and a few other groups.

Per Obama administration policy, they’ll need 100,000 signatures by Aug. 13 to elicit a response from the White House. They’ve got 404 as of this afternoon. Click here to see.

The demands of the petition:

• 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.

• Require installation of technology in all vehicles and/or child safety seats to prevent children from being left alone left alone in vehicles.

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