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Don’t Let Another Child Die From Heatstroke

The temperatures in Georgia are no joke and since spring is officially here, the safety of our children is even more important as warmer weather is on the way. We have heard it over and over again – the dangers of leaving a child in a hot car; yet, here we are discussing those same dangers because too many children have lost their lives.

Children are Killed in Cars Every Year

Since 1998, 701 children have died due to heatstroke after being trapped or left in a hot vehicle. While some parents or caregivers can’t ever imagine this happening to them – no one is immune to this risk. Many believe that it takes an irresponsible parent or someone who wasn’t focused enough on their child to remember something so important. However, what many don’t realize is the astonishing number of times a child has been forgotten, but thankfully rescued. For example, a mother runs into the grocery store to grab a gallon of milk and leaves her child in the car for just five minutes – it happens more than you think!

The fact is, many parents who have dealt with this particular type of tragedy are loving, kind and good parents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the vast majority of these losses happen because a child is mistakenly left in a car or an unattended child gains access to a vehicle. The NHTSA offers these suggestions for parents and caregivers heading out into the unforgiving heat-filled months:

  • 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 backseat. 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-in to make sure that your child 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.

We don’t ever want an accidental or wrongful death to happen to your friends or family, so please be conscientious of your children at all times. The innocence and safety of our young ones should always be at the forefront of our minds – especially around or inside vehicles!

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