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Children Left In Cars Alone

It could become against the law in North Carolina to leave children alone in cars in certain situations.

A bill introduced into the N.C. House would make it against the law for parents or caregivers to leave children who are eight years old or younger in a car without someone who is at least 14 years in old, in certain situations. For instance, the motor can't be running, and the keys can't be anywhere in the car if the driver is out of sight of the vehicle.

Also, the bill states the adult can't leave young children in the car if there's a reasonable risk present to the child's health or safety.

Representative Alice Underhill, who represents Craven and Pamlico Counties is the sponsor of this bill.


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