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May 19, 2009

Summer Dangers : Don't Leave Your Child in the Car

Summer Car Dangers Summer is on the horizon and parents need to be particularly cautious about their children's safety during those long, hot days and offer the following safety precautions to combat heat-related injuries in cars and other motor vehicles:

  • Never leave your child unattended in a motor vehicle, even with a window open.
  • Teach children not to play in, on or around cars.
  • Always lock car doors and trunks and keep keys out of children's reach.
  • Watch children closely around cars, particularly when loading or unloading items.
  • Ensure that children exit the vehicle at your destination.
  • Don't overlook sleeping infants.
  • Place an unmistakable reminder of a child's presence where you'll be sure to see it before you leave the vehicle. For example, place a diaper bag right next to you, your briefcase or your lunch bag.
  • Check the temperature of child safety seats and seat belt buckles before restraining your child.

Click here to read more about the dangers of leaving your child in the car.

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