Hot car child safety

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (NBC News) – Some parents of small children who have been paying particular attention to the tragic stories of infants being left in hot cars recently are taking steps to keep it from happening again.

The ‘Precious Cargo’ app was developed by Kimberly and her husband, Shaun at their home in North Carolina and is set up to alert you when exiting the car in order to avoid forgetting a youngster in the back seat.

“It’s very simple. Once you download the app, you pair your blue-tooth in your vehicle. Then, once you reach your destination and disconnect from your Bluetooth, an alarm sounds,” said Kimberly Johnston co-developer of the “Precious Cargo” app.

The “Precious Cargo” app is just one of several inventions that child safety advocates are throwing their support behind, hoping to drastically decrease the number of tragic injuries and deaths among children. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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