Child safety advocates and members of Congress joined forces Wednesday to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed preventing hot car deaths.

It’s called the Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats (HOT CARS) Act of 2017.

“It’s not about politics, it’s not about who is right or wrong. It is about safety,” says Janette Fennell, founder and president of

The bill would require car manufacturers to include technology in new cars that would remind drivers of occupants in the passenger seats once the car is shut off.

The technology is proven and already exists. General Motors is currently offering the “Rear Seat Reminder” in several of its 2017 models.

Posted 12:12 PM

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