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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Child Endangerment and Motor Vehicles

Introduction

Child Restraints and Safety Belts

Identifying the Problem
Child Restraint Devices
Loopholes and Exemptions in the Law

Loopholes
Exemptions

Public Awareness
Potential Criminal Liability

Child Endangerment and Driving While Impaired/Intoxicated (DWI)

Identifying the Problem

Potential Criminal Liability

General Child Endangerment Statutes
Special DUI/Child Endangerment Statutes

Unattended Children and Cars

Identifying the Problem
Hot Cars
Trunk Entrapment
Power Window Strangulation
Vehicle Set in Motion
Public Awareness
Potential Criminal Liability

Conclusion

Appendix A: Motor Vehicle Statutes That Address Child Endangerment

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | California | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Michigan | Minnesota | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | North Carolina |
North Dakota | Ohio | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin

Appendix B: Unattended Vehicles Statutes

California | Connecticut | Florida | Illinois | Louisiana | Maryland | Nebraska | Pennsylvania | Texas | Washington | Kentucky | Missouri

Appendix C: List of Child Endangerment Statutes

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Maine | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

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