Car Safety

Many have left children alone in a car, not realizing the risks involved. Some have thought it is safe to leave a child alone in a car while they run into a store, or quickly drop off another child at school. The results of leaving a child alone in or around a vehicle can be deadly!

  1. The temperature inside a car can reach deadly levels in minutes.
  2. Children can set the vehicle in motion.
  3. The child might leave the vehicle to look for you.
  4. The child could be abducted.

 

Never Leave Children Alone In or Around Vehicles… Not Even For A Minute!

SAFETY TIPS

  • Children should never be left alone in a vehicle, not even to run a quick errand.
  • Keep vehicles locked at all times, even in the garage or driveway.
  • Keys should never be left in reach of children.
  • Teach your children to never play in or around a vehicle.
  • Always make sure that all child passengers have left the car after it is parked. Be sure that all occupants leave the vehicle when unloading. Don’t overlook sleeping babies.
  • Place your purse or briefcase in the back seat as a reminder that you have a child in the car.
  • If a child is locked inside a car, get them out as quickly as possible. If they are hot or seem sick, call 911 immediately!
  • If you see a child unattended in a hot vehicle, call 911 immediately!
  • When a child is missing, check the pool first and then check vehicles and car trunks right away. Teach your children that vehicles are never to be used as a play area.
  • Make “look before you leave” a routine whenever you get out of the car.