Don’t leave kids in cars

Last year, 43 children died from heatstroke because they were unattended in cars. So far this year, there have been zero deaths. As the weather starts to warm up, Safe Kids and the General Motors Foundation are teaming up to help families avoid these preventable tragedies. Cars heat up faster than you think so please never leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. Help us spread the word by sharing this message with your family, friends and neighbors. Learn more about how to prevent heatstroke.

Could It Happen To Your Child? (video)- http://www.safekids.org/video/heatstroke-could-it-happen-your-child

Safety Tips: http://www.safekids.org/tip/heatstroke-safety-tips

A Simulation of Rapid and Extreme Car Heating from Direct Sunlight – http://www.safekids.org/video/simulation-rapid-and-extreme-car-heating-direct-sunlight

One Response to Don’t leave kids in cars

  • I work with Kars4Kids, a national nonprofit organization, which is always trying to find different ways to advocate for children.

    I thought you would be interested to know about our latest campaign which tackles an issue taking center stage in the media lately. We are bringing awareness to parents of the extreme danger of leaving young children alone in vehicles even for a short while.

    We just released today the Kars4Kids Safety app which is designed to alert parents as soon as they leave their vehicle to retrieve their child from the back seat. This is available free to the public with user friendly features.

    You can find more information about the Kars4Kids Safety app on our web page http://www.kars4kids.org/safety-app

    So far this summer alone there have been 13 deaths of children who were forgotten by parents in cars. It is pretty scary to think that based on the stats, this is definitely going to happen again this summer to a precious, helpless child. If we can save even JUST 1, then all this effort was worth it.