Summary: H.R.2801 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2801. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/07/2017)

Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act or the HOT CARS Act of 2017

This bill directs the Department of Transportation to issue a final rule to require that all new passenger motor vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds be equipped with a system for rear seating positions to alert (by an auditory and visual alert that may be combined with a haptic alert) the motor vehicle operator to check rear designated seating positions after the vehicle motor is deactivated.

A state shall use a portion of its highway safety program funds to educate the public on the risks of leaving a child or unattended passenger in a vehicle after the vehicle motor is deactivated.