PHOENIX, Ariz — With the temperatures heating up, and all of the buzz about children being left in hot vehicles, an Arizona man has come up with a way to remind drivers that their children are in the car with them.
Scott McDonald created an alarm that alerts drivers when they have left their children in a hot car for too long. When the child is placed in the seat, it senses them. As soon as the driver turns off the vehicle, the driver is alerted that their child is in the car. Beeping will start after eight and a half minutes if the child is still in the seat. At the nine minute mark, the vehicle’s car alarm goes off to alert the driver.
McDonald has done research and has found that driver’s get into a routine that creates a “mental fog.” This is a way to help those drivers remember that their child is still in the car and will hopefully reduce the amount of hot car accidents that occur.