Petition started to make leaving children in cars illegal

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

SOUTH BEND, Ind.--- The death of a child has sparked a petition online to make it illegal to leave children in cars.

The petition was inspired by Cooper Harris, who died in the sweltering heat of a car last month.

Only 19 states have laws that specifically make it illegal to leave children in cars, and Indiana is not one of them.

That's why a petition has been started at the White House website to force lawmakers to consider the issue.

It is already illegal in Michigan.

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