The wheels on the bus go round and round — until they're stopped by police in China, who discover the driver is hauling 64 children in a minivan built for eight. This is not what anyone means by the term "bench seats."
Who hasn't been jammed like this before: You're babysitting for an 8-month-old, and you need to get someplace, but you have no car seats for the pickup truck. Hey, want to bet you could hold a stroller through the rear window? Problem, solved.
Some 41 children died in the United States this year from being left alone in a hot car. Safety advocates want rules requiring new technology to solve the problem; automakers say there's nothing yet guaranteed to work. Or is there?
Sure, they may have an untenable grasp on science lately... but Kansas is stepping back into the realm of logical governance with a bill aimed at fining parents who leave their young kids in the car unattended. Currently, officers in many states have only the options of either yelling at the parents for being morons…