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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2017, 02:43:42 PM »
In one of the cases in Phoenix, the child was left in the car by the grandparents. to me, that's even more surprising.
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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2017, 05:09:32 PM »
I will try this again... One factor is STRESS.. STRESS can cause all sorts of "Malfunctions"

True story: A college professor who did not yet have tenure was stressed about his class and the student review (Which would be a factor in if he received tenure or not) and other things.

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Stress caused by more and more work with fewer and fewer employees doing it (Been there myself, but did not forget my daughter.. Well by the time that hit me she was driving her own car)

Oh the professor.. He lost a child.

Stress, can seriously mess up your mind.. And with sad results.   And much of it could be prevented.  Though not necessarily by you,
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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2017, 06:10:24 PM »
I have never and will never have children, so why the hell should I have to pay for a device in a car that is nothing but an excuse for sorry parenting?

Do you pay property taxes? If so, you are paying for others kids to go to school. You don't have kids so you don't know hectic it can get. Don't get me wrong. I think it is reprehensible that a child has to die because someone forgot them in a hot car. But, parents are human beings and we make mistakes, we do stupid stuff. When that stupid thing causes the death of another human being, whether it be a stranger due to drunk driving or a child due to lack of attention we have to pay for that action with not only prison time but with the lifelong guilt of taking that life. But, let's get back to your selfish stance on having to pay for something that may never benefit you. Do you have family or friends that have children or grandchildren? I would posit you know someone, someone is close to you with kids. What if this device saved one of those kids life? If it made you feel better you could brag that you helped save that kids life in spite his/her parents sorry parenting.

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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2017, 08:29:09 PM »
It seems like this is a warm weather problem.  Or does it happen in winter in the cold states?  Is this a relatively new phenomenon? I don't know what to think about it. 
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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2017, 08:47:21 PM »
It is primarily a warm weather problem. Most cars will retain enough heat to sustain life for a number of hours, even in sub-zero weather, increasing the chances that the child will be noticed in time. A car can heat up to unbearable temperatures in a much shorter time frame.
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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2017, 09:30:18 PM »
My thought is the alarm should be built into the car seat, so that it would still work in older cars that don't have the alarm.
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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2017, 11:37:49 PM »
Talk to your children.......it can do all kinds of wonderful things.
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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2017, 01:10:07 AM »
My sister in law has five kids. Years ago when they were preteens she was going on a trip across the state and left one of them at a gas station. State police pulled her over after about a half hour and told her of the problem.

They told her she could be arrested for child abandonment.
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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2017, 01:18:09 AM »
My parents had five kids and left one at a nearby store once. 
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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2017, 07:50:03 AM »
I like chaser's idea - simple and effective.  Since it will be impossible to 'fix' all distracted parenting, finding a child-friendly solution seems reasonable and would benefit those with the most to lose - the kids. 

This thread also makes me wonder how many children have been saved by backup cameras in our cars/trucks.  Too many young kids have died this unnecessary death also.

My thought is the alarm should be built into the car seat, so that it would still work in older cars that don't have the alarm.
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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2017, 08:23:17 AM »
Folks, please take political rants elsewhere. As explained in our forum rules, they're not welcome here. I've moved several messages out of sight. Thanks.
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« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2017, 08:38:45 AM »
I like chaser's idea - simple and effective.  Since it will be impossible to 'fix' all distracted parenting, finding a child-friendly solution seems reasonable and would benefit those with the most to lose - the kids. 

This thread also makes me wonder how many children have been saved by backup cameras in our cars/trucks.  Too many young kids have died this unnecessary death also.


I agree the car seat device makes the most sense. Perhaps tied to an OBD2 port plug-in device that senses when the car is shut off.
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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2017, 09:38:02 AM »
I have never and will never have children, so why the hell should I have to pay for a device in a car that is nothing but an excuse for sorry parenting?
That's like saying you will never have passengers so why pay for airbags on the passengers side.  Your car may also be eventually traded or sold to another party who would like to have that feature - it gives the vehicle added value.  But then if you are not a parent I am just talking to the wall.  Sorry but that's the way a parent feels.
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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #43 on: August 03, 2017, 02:08:07 PM »
I like the above idea mentioned.  Put the sensor in the car seat.  That makes it a "user pays" system.  Speaking of such, the government schools should be a "user pays" system, similar to the post office.  Subsidized to a degree by the taxpayers (through sales tax would be best so not only property owners carry the load) and then primarily paid for by parents who have children in that school.
Not an issue to me, as I only buy/drive bigger trucks, which are put in more of a commercial classification.  They are not required to have many of these "features" that passenger cars require.
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« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2017, 03:09:59 PM »
Those of us that carry kids/grandkids in our vehicles maybe could fasten a tether to the kid and when you get out of the car the tether would tug warning you a kid was still in the car.

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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2017, 08:14:48 PM »
I have never and will never have children, so why the hell should I have to pay for a device in a car that is nothing but an excuse for sorry parenting?
It's not for the parents. It's for the kids.

I also wonder how many dogs have died that way. And how this alarm works.

I remember it happening a year ago in Sacramento, CA. In this case, it was a police dog left in the car while the cop was in the station BSing with his cop buddies in the 100F heat, car much hotter inside.  The dog died and the cop was canned.

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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #46 on: August 03, 2017, 08:36:29 PM »
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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2017, 07:51:32 AM »
Those of us that carry kids/grandkids in our vehicles maybe could fasten a tether to the kid and when you get out of the car the tether would tug warning you a kid was still in the car.
Better yet, connect a tether from the kids car seat to YOU so that if you attempt to get out of the car the tether would remind you that something was forgotten.

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« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2017, 07:56:39 AM »
Better yet, connect a tether from the kids car seat to YOU so that if you attempt to get out of the car the tether would remind you that something was forgotten.

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I'm pretty sure that's what I said, although not in tech order fashion.

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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #49 on: August 04, 2017, 07:59:49 AM »
Put a elastic around 2 of your fingers.  There are hundreds of ways to remind you.
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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #50 on: August 04, 2017, 08:09:10 AM »
I could never forget my grandkids are in the backseat-they never shut up.

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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #51 on: August 04, 2017, 08:13:33 AM »
The problem I see with a parent/grandparent tether and other "reminder" systems, is that they require remembering to do it by people that would swear they'd never forget the kid, yet they do. An automated system removes that risk...
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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #52 on: August 04, 2017, 09:53:51 AM »
I'm trying to remember what this thread was about. Wait...is that smoke I smell and where is that water coming from...what were we talking about?

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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #53 on: August 04, 2017, 10:36:57 AM »
    That is what is referred to as "DRIFT", and it happens quite frequently in particular if there are any politically or personal opinions expressed.  Even, when a few of what must have been more argumentative posts were removed.  Oh well, given that I have total recall, I shouldn't ever have the OP's problem.  If I could only remember what that was.

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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #54 on: August 04, 2017, 02:38:24 PM »
Perhaps a 'Baby On Board' sign would remind the driver/parent.  Especially if placed on the windshield right in front of the driver's face.  Or, hang it from your hat much like the tassel on a mortarboard... 
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« Reply #55 on: August 04, 2017, 02:46:33 PM »
I'm pretty sure that's what I said, although not in tech order fashion.
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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #56 on: August 05, 2017, 12:05:46 AM »
As a parent of five, grandparent of four, and great grandparent of one, I suggest that you put away your cell phone and pay more attention to your children. There is absolutely no excuse for not remembering that you have a child in the back of your car.

Agree 100%! How on earth can you forget your child is in the car with you?!
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« Reply #57 on: August 05, 2017, 08:02:21 AM »
Agree 100%! How on earth can you forget your child is in the car with you?!

Happens more than you can imagine. I suppose we can say throw the book at these folks, prison for life, 20 years, whatever. Until it happens to someone you care about, family or friend then you might change your tune. Humans are fallible. We make mistakes. Folks leave their guns in places where kids can get them and a tragedy happens. Kids drown in backyard pools. Family pets kill or maim kids. When these things happen, they happen because someone was not paying attention. So, to say "How can you forget your child is in the car with?". It happens.

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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #58 on: August 05, 2017, 08:41:21 AM »
Didn't leave any in the vehicle, but left one behind.

 We have eight children, and many years ago, we were on the interstate and stopped at a rest area.
 They all piled out and we headed to the rest room. Young Tom  who loved to read, didn't have to go so he just grabbed his book and headed to some shade under a tree.
 When it was time to go, they all piled in and we took off. We got a few miles down the road, and some one who was in the third seat casually said that Tommy wasn't there. Needless to say we almost had heart attacks.
 I got off at the next exit and returned, and there was Tom sitting in the exact same place still reading his book.
 He had never even missed us.
 After that incident we always had a head count !
  Many times since when we all get together for cookouts, etc they love to kid him and us about it.

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Re: Remind me I left the kid in the car!
« Reply #59 on: August 05, 2017, 08:45:32 AM »
Passed forum member Shayne Berta left his wife at a Flying J. He didn't realize she'd gone into the store while he was filling with gas.
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