It Can Happen to Anyone; Know the Facts to Protect Your Kids
Since 1998, 719 children have died due to heatstroke after being left or trapped in a hot vehicle. Think this tragedy can’t happen to you and your family?
Follow these tips to protect your family:
* Look Before You Lock. Get into the routine of always checking the back seats of your vehicle before your lock it and walk away.
* A Gentle Reminder. Keep a stuffed animal or other memento in your child’s car seat when it’s empty, and move it to the front seat as a visual reminder when your child is in the back seat. Or place your phone, briefcase, or purse in the back seat when traveling with your child.
* A Routine Check. If someone else is driving your child, or your daily routine has been altered, always check to make sure your child has arrived safely.
* A Key to Safety. You know to keep your vehicle locked, but also keep your keys out of reach; nearly 3 in 10 heatstroke deaths happen when an unattended child gains access to a vehicle.