Articles on Heat Vehicle Deaths

August, 2016

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

Forbes has published two excellent articles on heat that readers will appreciate for their life or death importance in this hottest month of the year.

The first is the continuing tragedy of children dying in vehicles without warnings.  See

The second is about Ford recalls in only “hot” States.

“How hot is too hot?

And when the same part is defective, why do some owners get a recall and others don’t?

Those are two questions owners may have as Ford recalls almost 830,000 vehicles – including almost 767,000 in the United States – because a door could open while the vehicle is moving.

The recall, announced by the automaker Thursday, covers only 16 states Ford considers to have “higher ambient temperatures and solar loading.”

But Ford spokeswoman Elizabeth Weigandt couldn’t say how hot was too hot or how “solar loading” was calculated.”  See

How hot are you in your State?  Are there really 34 States that are not hot enough?
Reminds me of Nader’s book “Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism: Build It Together to Win

Ralph Nader’s Getting Steamed will make you repeat that phrase from the movie Network: “I’m as mad as Hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” His compendium of corporate crime, greed, and exploitation of honest people everywhere will raise your temperature—to the boiling point.”

Lou Lombardo


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