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Welcome to the KIDS 'N CARS ™ website. We hope you will spend some time with us and learn about an issue that is near and dear to all of us.............our kids and their safety.

KIDS 'N CARS™ is the first organization dedicated solely to the prevention of injuries and deaths due to children being left unattended in or around motor vehicles.  

KIDS 'N CARS™ is a program of the Trauma Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit agency based at San Francisco Hospital.


Check out our new educational materials available from KIDS 'N CARS™ to help educate parents and caregivers about the dangers of leaving children unattended in or around vehicles.

Public Service Announcements (PSA's) now available for TV stations


KIDS ‘N CARSä is developing a national database to evaluate the circumstances and consequences of leaving children unattended in or around motor vehicles.*   Currently no Federal or State agency is collecting information related to deaths and injuries that occur as non-traffic incidents on public or private property. 

Here are our current statistics.*

2002 288 394 91
2001 374 494 102
2000 302 389 77
1999 218 300 65
1998 154 214 71
1997 114 147 39

(as of 09/17/02)

*These data vastly underestimate the true magnitude of this public safety issue.

Statistics represent national data from the past decade, 535 deaths.


Please support KIDS 'N CARS™ by making a tax deductible donation.  We need your help to continue our efforts to keep our children safe.