Children in Hot Cars: Preventing Serious Injuries and Fatalities

According to the National Safety Council an average of 37 children in the United States die each year in hot cars. The time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is known to be a high-risk period. Keep your little ones safe this summer and throughout the year, please carefully read these five recommendations from the National Safety Council:

  • Never leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute
  • Keep your car locked when you are not in it so kids don’t gain access
  • Create reminders by putting something in the back seat next to your child, such as a briefcase, purse, cell phone or your left shoe
  • If you see a child alone in a car, call 911
  • Set a calendar reminder on your electronic device to make sure you dropped your child off at daycare; develop a plan so you will be alerted if your child is late or a no-show

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