An Indonesian man is being lauded as a hero this week after plucking two children out of the path of a runaway vehicle with a superhuman feat of agility.
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Shuddle, a ride-sharing service designed to help parents get their kids to school, is shutting down. Apparently, the company didn't attract enough funding.
To highlight the danger kids face during the summer Kars4Kids gave six adults a simple challenge: sit in a hot car for 10 minutes, win $100 bucks.
Some kids ride home from school in a school bus. Others get picked up by their parents or nannies, or by carpool with other parents. Some walk or ride their bikes, or take public transportation. But Baily Deeter of Atherton, CA, simply hits a button on his iPhone and orders a cab from Uber.
Kids and Cars, a nonprofit organization that advocates for children's traffic safety, is asking the federal government to provide funds for research and development of technology that can detect a child left in the rear seat of a vehicle.
Cars come equipped with alarms that remind motorists to buckle their seatbelts, chimes that indicate headlights are still on after the engine is turned off and buzzers that sound if keys are left in the ignition, says Janette Fennell. Forget a sleeping child in the rear seats, however, and drivers are on their own.
After five minutes of sitting in a hot car, Terry Williams was drenched with sweat. After ten minutes, he felt like the air had been sucked out of his lungs. After 15 minutes, he got out of the car.
The circumstances surrounding the death of a Georgia toddler in a hot car last month are macabre. Authorities say Justin Ross Harris, 33, may have left his 22-month-old son, Cooper, in the family's car for more than seven hours on purpose while temperatures in Cobb County, Georgia, reached 92 degrees.
If you're looking for a different way to ferry your children about in the car safely, KidsEmbrace may have you covered. The company makes specialty car seats fashioned after DC Comics superhero Batman and NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Junior.
A terrifying ride for two pre-teens ended without incident after their quick thinking saved them and their father from a potential high speed crash.