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Ford joins list of car makers with tech to save pets - and babies - from dying in hot vehicles

Posted On: 16 Sep 2021   |   Posted By: Sunday Times Driving

Ford joins list of car makers with tech to save pets - and babies - from dying in hot vehicles

TO BRITS, the idea that a child could die from being left in a hot car is not only horrifying but also vaguely unbelievable. That's because, due to heatwaves being rare, such tragedies are almost unheard of , according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of accidents .
But don't think it's impossible in the UK and surrounding countries. Just four years ago, across the Irish sea in County Tipperary, a seven-month-old baby died in a parked car on only a mildly warm day because one of her parents had forgotten she was in the back seat when they left the vehicle.
In hotter climates it can happen all too frequently; on average, 39 children each year in the USA die from being left in a car on a hot day.
Such deaths are much more common when it comes to animals. According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals , more than 64,000 cases of pets - mostly dogs - being left in cars on hot days were reported in England and Wales between 2009 and 2018.
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