It's a real shame that this topic is up for discussion. What parent is so freaking busy that they forget about their kids? I raised two and never once left them in the car accidentally. However, apparently there's a generation of parents out there who can't be bothered to remember their children, so if course, the government MUST step in and legislate it. Government needs to stay out of the private lives of their citizens, but in this case, given the reasons I've stated, i suppose it's necessary.