Articles Tagged with hot cars

Vehicle - Red Van - Child Safety.001When the outside temperature gets into the triple digits (100 degrees plus), it is clear that a child left in a “hot car” is at risk for serious medical problems and complications.  Even temperature lower than the triple digits can lead to serious permanent injuries,  it can only take a matter of minutes for the heat in a vehicle to get to a level that can put a child at risk for dehydration, hypothermia, and other complications.  We live in a fast paced world filled with distractions and tasks that keep us busy all day long.  In the hustle and bustle of the world that we live in, a child can be left behind in a hot vehicle, bus, or van by a parent, family member, family friend, day care center, summer camp, or school.   It is clear that 5 minutes of running into a store can turn into 15 minutes if you take a call or see a friend.  These minutes can be crucial to saving a life.  The better practice is to never leave a child unattended in a vehicle.
Here are some points to keep in mind:
*44 children died in hot cars in 2013;