Avoid hot car deaths.
The greatest percentage of deaths from leaving a child in a hot car are unintentional. The parents are not “bad” parents. It is a result of forgetfulness in most cases. A parent just forgets about the child in the back of the car.
Heat stroke is the second leading cause of non-traffic deaths among children. The inside of a car heats up quickly with 80% of the increase in temperature happening in the first 10 minutes.
- Make a habit of looking in the back seat before leaving and locking the car
- Put your briefcase, purse or cell phone in the back as an extra reminder to check the back seats
- Put the diaper bag right next to you as another reminder
As a by-stander if you see a child alone in a car call 911 immediately.