S.1666 - HOT CARS Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 07/27/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1666 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/27/2017)
Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act of 2017 or the HOT CARS Act of 2017
This bill directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a final rule requiring all new passenger motor vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight to be equipped with a system to alert the operator to check rear designated seating positions after the vehicle engine is turned off.
The alert shall: (1) include a distinct auditory and visual alert, which may be combined with a haptic alert (i.e., vibrations); and (2) be activated when the vehicle engine is turned off.
DOT must enter into an agreement with an independent third-party for a study on retrofitting existing passenger motor vehicles with technology to address the problem of children left in rear seats after the vehicle engine is turned off.