Don't Leave Kids or Pets in a Hot Car
In the state of Maryland, it is against the law to leave a child under the age of 8 unattended in a car, unless a reliable caregiver (at least 13 years old) remains with the child.
When a child, or even a pet, is left unattended in a hot car, temperatures inside the vehicle can surpass 100 degrees. That's why officials say it is so important for residents to stay vigilant and call 911 if they see a child or a pet left unattended in a car.
Tips To Prevent Accidentally Leaving Your Child in the Car
- Set your cell phone alarm to ring every few minutes at the time that you usually arrive to work.
- Place your purse, wallet, work documents or cell phone in the back seat with your child so you will remember to go to the backseat before leaving the car.
Ask your child care provider to call you immediately if your child is not dropped off at
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