The Arkansas Department of Human Services has asked us to pass this important information on to parents.
According to the Organization Kids and Cars, “On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles.” No children should be left in cars, not even for a very short period of time.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that, “Vehicles heat up quickly – even with a window rolled down two inches, if the outside temperature is in the low 80s° Fahrenheit, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach deadly levels in only 10 minutes.”With the temperature reaching well above that in Arkansas it is critical we do not leave children alone in motor vehicles. So, what can you do to prevent vehicular related child heat stroke?
The Kids and Cars Organization has a few safety tips to ensure every child is safe in vehicles. Their Look Before You Lock initiative has facts and tips that can help you make sure children are not left in cars.
Please click the following links to the Look Before You Lock posters.