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Safety Groups Push for Federal Law to Prevent Kids Dying in Hot Cars

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With pools open and kids out of school, comes  a seasonal danger and that's kids left in  hot cars.
Researchers at Arizona State University and University of California San Diego found  cars in the shade heat up to one hundred degrees in just one hour.
Hot vehicles  have  killed  more than eight hundred children since 1990. 
The non-profit group Kids and  Cars along with  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety urged parents to,  'Look before you lock.'  
And  they're  pushing for a bipartisan bill in Congress that would require the U>S. Department of Transportation to require cars be equipped with an alert system that would warn a driver about the presence of a back seat passenger. When  a vehicle  is turned off with someone in the backseat.

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