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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is bringing experts together to reduce the number of children dying in hot vehicles.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is bringing experts together to reduce the number of children dying in hot vehicles.

NHTSA Administrator David Strickland says 49 children under the age of 14 died of hypothermia in vehicles last year, more than any other year on record. So far this year the number is 21.

"This in particular is a trend line and a problem that frankly needs a lot of action and a lot of attention right now," says Strickland.

Today, Strickland brought together a panel of stakeholders. Some are developing technology to alert parents when vehicles are too hot. Others urge action from lawmakers and doctors.

Strickland's administration will be hosting listening sessions across the country to discuss the best ways to move forward.

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