Prevent Hot Car Deaths
Very hot weather is forecasted and that means that the chances will increase for more hot car deaths. Over half of the children who die in hot cars are forgotten by their parents or caregivers. Many children die in hot cars after the gain access to the vehicles. Please be alert.
For Parents and Caregivers
Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even for a minute.
Educate everyone who cares for your child about vehicle heating dynamics.
Make "Look Before You Lock" a routine.
Place a reminder in your vehicle to check the back seat at your destination.
Reduce risk by sticking to a routine and avoiding distractions.
Schedule a call as a reminder to ensure your child arrives at their destination, especially if your routine changes.
Ask your child care provider to call you if your child does not arrive as expected.
Ensure children do not have access to keys or key fobs.
Teach children vehicles are not play areas.
Immediately check vehicles if a child is missing.
Take action immediately if you see an unattended child in a vehicle.
Be an ambassador for child safety.
Iris and Azaleas, Kentlands photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
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