Could one fatal distraction happen to you?
Once every nine days a child has died from being mistakenly forgotten in a hot car. This year, a child has died once every seven days. The scary thing? It can happen to you.
So how can we prevent this from happening? Susan Morgan Cooper, an award winning documentary director, has created Fatal Distraction. This documentary shares how forgetting your child in a hot car can happen to anyone. Fatal Distraction aims to bring awareness in hopes of getting a bill passed mandating technology that prevents parents from forgetting their children.
Each year too many families experience this tragedy. while people are quick to condemn those whose children have died in a hot car, no one appears to think this might be an easily fixable problem. Now families all over are fighting to pass legislation so that no one else will ever have to have this horror happen to them.
This bill was introduced into Congress last month. Miles Harrison, who appears in the documentary, testified in front of Congress to urge our government to make passing this bill a priority. Miles Harrison lost his son after he left him in a hot car.