Bill would require rear-seat detection system to remind parents if child is left in the backseat


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A bill introduced in the New York Senate would require automobile manufacturers to install a rear-seat detection system in every car sold in the state.

The system would alert parents if a child or pet was left in the back seat.

According to the Heatstroke Elimination Awareness Technology (HEAT) Act, starting in 2021, any vehicles without the technology will not be allowed to registered in New York State. Older model vehicles will be grandfathered in and can still be driven.

The legislation introduced by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland-Westchester) could move forward as early as January.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Click Below to set up your cable box

Download our news app

App Store Link
Google Play Link

Coronavirus Outbreak

More Coronavirus Outbreak

Classroom Progress Report

More Classroom Progress Report