Lawmakers Introduce Hot Car Bill
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Scenic city has seen multiple tragedies with kids left in hot cars and now lawmakers are urging car manufacturers to do more to prevent the tragedies.
Yes, this piece of legislation would require cars to be equipped with technology to alert drivers that someone is in the back seat when the car is turned off.
The Hot Cars Act of 2017 was introduced by Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio and he says they hope this will put an end to these types of traumas.
GM has already implemented this technology in their 2017-2018 vehicles and representative say it’s a very very small cost to the automakers.
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond says this technology would truly save lives. “One of the things we find is that 99 percent of these accidents that happen there was no way the parent wanted that to happen. They’re going to spend the rest of their life wondering why hadn’t I thought about it why hadn’t I done something different. It’s a real tragedy.”