Friday, July 19, 2019

Senator Wicker Warns about Danger of Leaving Children in Hot Cars

Senator Roger Wicker issued the following statement. 

Wicker Warns Against the Dangers of Leaving Unattended Passengers in Hot Cars
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today warned against the dangers of leaving unattended children in hot cars and provided tips and resources on how to prevent these tragedies.
“Since 1998, there have been more than 800 children who have died from heat stroke after being left in hot cars,” said Wicker. “This tragedy repeats itself every year, particularly during heat waves like the one we are experiencing. To prevent these heartbreaking situations, I urge Mississippians to take precautions, whether it is leaving your purse or cell phone in the backseat or having your childcare facility call you if the child has not been dropped off by a certain time. I would also urge my colleagues to pass the HOT CARS Act, which would require all new passenger vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert system, and get this important legislation to the President’s desk before the end of the summer.”
Tips to Prevent Leaving a Child in an Unattended Vehicle:
·         Never leave your child alone in the car for any period of time.
·         Make it a habit of leaving your cell phone, briefcase, or purse in the backseat close to your child’s car seat.
·         When you leave your car, be sure to lock it so your children do not climb inside and become trapped.
·         Check the backseat every time you leave your car.
·         If you see a child left in a car, call 911 immediately.
For more resources on how to prevent hot car deaths, click here.
Wicker is the author of the Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in the Rear Seat (HOT CARS) Act, which would direct the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a final rule within two years requiring new passenger vehicles to be equipped with a visual and auditory alert system to remind caregivers to check the rear seat. The bill would also direct states to use a portion of their highway safety program funds to educate the public on the risks of leaving a child or unattended passenger in a vehicle, and require DOT to undertake a third-party study on retrofitting existing passenger motor vehicles. Earlier this month, the Commerce Committee approved the HOT CARS Act by voice vote.


Anonymous said...

Wicker has got to be one of the most worthless Senators in our nation’s history. How do these morons get this far up the ladder?

Anonymous said...

Good grief, is this all he has to work on? We need to dig up Whitten, Cochran, stennis,Eastland and Montgomery plus recycle Lott. The current crew is a bunch of lightweights.

Anonymous said...

If you are too stupid not to already know the dangers of leaving children in hot cars, then you don't have the mental capacity to understand what this article is about. Someone should explain that to the honorable senator.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Senator, for telling us all something we didn't know. Now that you have that ticket punched, inform us all on: the dangers of drunk driving, opiods are habit forming; cigarette smoking can be dangerous to your health; don't piss into the wind, etc, etc, etc.

Anonymous said...

First summer for you, Senator?

Cynical Sam said...

The senator has a firm grasp on the obvious.

Anonymous said...

You all that post here must live miserable lives.

So let’s see...white republicans voted the man into office.

Unfortunately, far too many children and animals die in hot why not use his platform to remind people of the dangers of leaving children and animals in hot cars.

As for people being stupid...yes they are!! That’s why every summer there’s a story about children and animals left in cars. Police and passer bus busting windows to save a dead or near death child or animal.

People leave children and animals in hot cars!!!!!

Anonymous said...

He's concerned someone might leave him in the back of the limousine.

Anonymous said...

Firm grasp on the obvious? One would think, but lets count the number of incidents where folks who don't have a firm grasp don't understand this simplistic issue.

And for all the Wicker-haters on this site (you show up every chance you get, whether its bitching about Wicker or any other current or future political figure) - get over it. You act as if this one press release is the only thing Wicker has done in the past decade. Yes he put out a press release on the speech he made on the Senate floor yesterday. Did you see his press release yesterday? Or last week? Or the dozens last month that addressed other issues? Obviously not since you seem to think this is the only thought this man has had since beating Ronnie Musgrove last decade. Think about what you would have today if it were Senator Musgrove you were addressing. (Well, at least Dr. Kubeler wouldn't be out an outlandish fee for poor legal services; maybe that's a plus from his viewpoint.)

Anonymous said...

Wicker needs out in 2024. Cares more about going to war with Syria than protecting our border. A RINO if I ever saw one.

Anonymous said...

4:35 - link?

Anonymous said...

I don't have a link to Wicker's involvement in helping solve the flooding issue in the Mississippi Delta. Primarily because there is no link to the non-existent.

Anonymous said...

@3:42 that is hilarious. Comment of the year nominee.

Anonymous said...

3:46, perhaps you can tell us all of the landmark bills that the good but not that bright senator has led and passed. And please inform us of the many times the media has him in front of a camera or quoted due to the statesman like qualities he exudes.

Anonymous said...

yep, 3:42 nailed it

Anonymous said...

As a loyal constituent I take deep offense at these negative characterizations. If one child or one dog is saved by his reminding people of what should be so very obvious to all then he has done more to help folks than most of the useless swine who clutter the senate chambers.

Would we be better off if he were voting for the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution?
How about LBJ's great War on Poverty -- which has provided us an entrenched underclass of illegitimate children to crowd our prisons?

I say the less they do the better off we are. I want less public involvement not more. At 75 I am more comfortable now than ever in my life. One of my contemporaries and I traded moon landing stories yesterday. We were both working high-paying union jobs -- up north of course where we had migrated for the work! He to finance his MC education and I (ultimately) to fund my first business venture. It was easy for us to find high paying work because Lyndon Johnson and the gutless United States Congress was busy slaughtering the very flower of our generation. Lots of work to go around when you draft 600,000 troops and send them to Vietnam FOR NOTHING.

Give me Roger Wicker any day. God bless Roger Wicker.

Anonymous said...

This legislation is offensive. Hey parent, you are too damn stupid to remember that your child is in the car with you, so we need to force-place an unnecessary device to remind you ... at your expense, of course. We are currently working on future legislation to remind you to feed, clothe and bathe your children as well.

Anonymous said...

"Give me Roger Wicker any day."

Rest easy've got him.

(run the damned traffic lights and piss on the fire hydrants)

Anonymous said...

@ 6:44 AM

I totally agree with you. Vietnam was carried on by LBJ & other presidents because each spineless president didn't want extract the troops. I was in Nam in 1970-1971. It was a waste of men & material. I did my duty & returned home to a nation that hated the military. So, many elected officials want to stay in office at the expense of the nation. I agree Wicker needs to be backing Trump & not the Democrats of the left.

Ian Word said...

3:39. Are saying there are no black Republicans? Maybe he was speaking only to black Democrats? Thanks for pulling the race card.

Anonymous said...

More "nanny state" legislation.

Anonymous said...

This was a very compelling and informative piece. I will sit down and discuss this with my wife, as we make all major decisions as a group. As a Mississippian, Roger Wicker speaks directly to the people on important matters.

Anonymous said...

Hey Roger, why not tell the people about the dangers of iv drug use, and while you are at it, give investment advice like stay away from Madison timber ponzi schemes.

Anonymous said...

When Wicker speaks (which is rarely) I always want a second opinion. What's Cindy got to say about this?

Anonymous said...

Roger needs to just finish his term and go home... He's finished...

Anonymous said...

He needs to let people know it is not safe to run with scissors .

Anonymous said...

Wicker need to zip his lip.

Anonymous said...

Ok Roger...We get it: One should not leave children in a hot car. It's also true that politicians, like you, should not leave 600,000 acres of the Delta under water for seven months. Get ready for anthrax.

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