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Old 07-11-2016, 03:32 PM
 
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there some some monitors you can put on the seat- some one posted it once- they could make monitors to scream like crazy if there is weight in the car seat and engine is off- come on! they make drunks breathe into cars
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:43 PM
 
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:49 PM
 
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there's a big sign in the garage in one of the casinos in las vegas that says "dont leave your pet in the car in the heat"

why are people so stupid, this stuff keeps happening and i have to keep reading about kids and pets being left in hot cars, this is something i'll never get, if you guys can explain it to me i'd love to listen, how smart do you have to be to know not to do this?
Please read this article - it explains why this happens.

Forgotten Baby Syndrome: Why parents leave children in hot cars

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Forgotten Baby Syndrome is the medical explanation for how a parent can walk away from a car without realizing their child remains inside. Dr. David Diamond, a professor of psychology, molecular pharmacology, and physiology at the University of South Florida, Tampa, spends time researching the neurobiology of FBS. According to Dr. Diamond, each day people perform tasks that become routine, involving little conscious thought and are therefore governed by a part of the brain called the motor cortex. A good example is driving home from work each day using the same route. Eventually, we can do it seemingly without thinking. Dr. Diamond explains, “in effect, our motor memory frees us up to think about the future while completing the task at hand.”

Then there is the part of the brain responsible for making a clear decision, for example, to stop at the store on your way home from work. This is called the hippocampus, and it controls the cognitive portion of our brains. Dr. Diamond explains that in FBS, the motor memory part of our brain competes against the cognitive part of the brain, overruling it. In this example, that would mean leaving work with the intent of stopping at the store and then finding yourself in your garage having forgotten that you intended to make a stop elsewhere. This phenomenon happens as a normal part of our brain’s function and not because there is something wrong with our brain structure.

In the case of FBS, two things often happen. First, a caregiver varies from their normal routine. For example, a caregiver that does not usually transport a child to daycare may do so on this day. They then drive to work as normal, the motor cortex out-thinking the cognitive brain and leading the parent to completely forget their child is in the back. They go about their day with no recollection of their intent to drop a child off and looking forward to seeing the child in the evening.
Tragedy in the Backseat: Hot-Car Deaths | Parenting

Note that there were many less of these back when children were in the carseat in the front seat of the car. Now infants are in a rear facing carseat in the back seat instead.

Hot car deaths: The children left behind - BBC News

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Cases in the US began to rise in the late 1990s, as children's car seats moved from the front to the back due to the dangers posed by airbags.
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Keep a teddy bear in the car seat when it's empty, then when you put your child in the seat, move the animal to the front seat
Put a shoe or mobile phone in the seat with your child
Put the car seat on the passenger side of the back seat
Look in the front and back seats when you lock the car
Ask your partner to call to check you dropped your child off at nursery
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:28 PM
 
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someone needs to come up with an invention to combat this....maybe a censor in the car that goes off immediately if X happens.

Or, maybe a back seat sensor that senses if a person is back there and once that sensor senses a person in the back seat, the car will sound an alarm in 10 seconds if nobody is in the front seat, the alarm's program won't permit a backseat passenger unless there's someone in the front seat also.

im sure someone much smarter than i am will invent something to help with kids or pets in hot cars.
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:09 PM
 
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someone needs to come up with an invention to combat this....maybe a censor in the car that goes off immediately if X happens.

Or, maybe a back seat sensor that senses if a person is back there and once that sensor senses a person in the back seat, the car will sound an alarm in 10 seconds if nobody is in the front seat, the alarm's program won't permit a backseat passenger unless there's someone in the front seat also.

im sure someone much smarter than i am will invent something to help with kids or pets in hot cars.
It has already been invented. Also, the low tech solution is to put your purse in the back seat next to the child, to put a teddy bear in the car seat when the child is not with you and move it to the front when you put the child in.

SensorSafe Car Seat Technology

https://driverslittlehelper.com/
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:15 PM
 
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Please read this article - it explains why this happens.

Forgotten Baby Syndrome: Why parents leave children in hot cars
I think these stories allow a lot of people to feel smug. They just know that it could never possibly happen to them, and so they enjoy looking down on those who whom it happens.

I have three children, the youngest of whom will become an adult in the next two weeks. And none of them were ever forgotten in car. But I have enough humility to understand that, under the right circumstances, they might have been.

Such realities make me more cautious. Plus, I don't have this driving need to sneer at those to whom the horrific has happened.
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:09 PM
 
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I think these stories allow a lot of people to feel smug. They just know that it could never possibly happen to them, and so they enjoy looking down on those who whom it happens.

I have three children, the youngest of whom will become an adult in the next two weeks. And none of them were ever forgotten in car. But I have enough humility to understand that, under the right circumstances, they might have been.

Such realities make me more cautious. Plus, I don't have this driving need to sneer at those to whom the horrific has happened.
You just need to sneer at those with opposing political viewpoints.
We all sneer at something.
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