Prevent Child Heatstroke Deaths in Cars

This is especially important in the hot state of Florida!

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NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) recently launched a campaign to prevent child heatstroke deaths in cars. Here are several tips to help prevent a tragic event from occurring:

– Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle – even if the windows are partially open or the engine is running and the air conditioning is on;
– Make a habit of looking in the vehicle – front and back – before locking the door and walking away;
– Ask the child care provider to call if the child does not show up for care as expected;
– Do things that serve as a reminder a child is in the vehicle, such as placing a purse or briefcase in the back seat to ensure no child is accidentally left in the vehicle, writing a note or using a stuffed animal placed in the driver’s view to indicate a child is in…

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