Avoid Heatstrokes: Do Not Leave Your Child Unattended In A Vehicle

September 12, 2012 by  
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has revealed that, recently, many children have been the victims of incidents associated with heatstrokes that only occurred because the children were left unattended inside hot vehicles.

According to the federal agency, all motorists who happen to also be parents or caregivers must never forget that, by following some very simple steps, you will never risk leaving your child or the child you watch over unattended inside of your car.

Safety advocates have encouraged drivers to keep in mind that making sure to check your back seat every time you leave your car could help you to never forget about your child, especially if something in your routine changed and you forgot to drop off your kid at school. Parents are also urged to teach their little ones about the dangers of becoming entrapped inside of hot vehicles.

Teaching a child that a car is not a playground and that the inside of trunks are not places they can consider using as a hiding location could also help to prevent a heatstroke. Keeping your car’s keys out of your children’s reach will also help to avoid any accident involving your child and the inside of a hot car.

Parents must remember that if the outside temperature is in the low 80s, the inside of a parked vehicle could reach levels that are considered deadly for young children.

Leaving a child unattended inside of a car is against the law in many states so continue to be aware of your surroundings and never expose your child to a possible heatstroke by leaving them unattended inside or out of a vehicle.

For more tips from the NHTSA, click here.

 

Parents Must Avoid Leaving Children Unattended In Cars

September 11, 2012 by  
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Auto safety is a very important matter for us and because of that, we decided to report on a serious issue associated with auto and children safety.

According to the news, children left unattended in vehicles have been the victims of fatal heatstrokes in the recent past. In a six day period in August of 2012, eight children have reportedly died in this manner. A safety advocacy group that tracks these incidents stated that, because many parents still leave their kids unattended in their vehicles, this may not be the end of this trend.

There is an ongoing debate as to the best method of preventing these occurrences and according to the news, Kids and Cars spokesperson stated that, the design of reminder devices could be the most effective way to keep children from dying of heatstrokes.

For more details, read the full article here:
Combating Children’s Heatstroke Deaths in Cars