ATLANTA (AP) The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and KidsAndCars.org are partnering to petition the White House to authorize research technologies that could prevent children from being left in hot cars. <br />
Officials say they're looking to gather 100,000 signatures by Aug. 12 to push President Barack Obama to authorize federal officials to research technology that could detect a child left along in an unattended vehicle. The petition is hosted on the White House's We The People website. <br />
GTLA president Linley Jones says his organization wants the president and federal officials to work with car manufacturers to develop proactive solutions to the perennial issue of children being left alone in hot cars. <br />
Jones says technology to protect children in hot cars exists, but the level of public demand that precipitated other safety components doesn't.
Ten Republican governors - including Georgia's Nathan Deal - want the Federal Communications Commission to give states more autonomy to apply technology that can stop prison inmates from using smuggled cellphones.
The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one. Atlanta will host the game in 2019, followed by Miami (2020) and Los Angeles (2021), it was announced Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings.