Summer is fast approaching, so the temperatures are quickly rising. Every parent loves their child, and wants to protect them in every way possible, and that's why Palm Coast Ford wants to help make you aware of the dangers of leaving you child in a vehicle during the warm weather months. Safety organizations across the country have posted several facts and prevention tips about how child vehicular heatstroke can be prevented, and have also asked the public and media outlets to join in to support this national effort. You can find facts, information, prevention methods, photos and even social media posts to share at KidsAndCars.org
"The worst thing any parent or caregiver can do is think that they could never unknowingly leave a child behind in a vehicle," says Janette Fennell, founder and president of KidsAndCars.org, the only national nonprofit child safety organization working solely to prevent injuries and deaths of children in and around vehicles. "This can and does happen to the most loving, responsible and attentive parents," she added.
Since KidsAndCars.org began tracking data, at least 748 children have died from heatstroke inside vehicles - an average of 37 children die every year from vehicular heatstroke (one every 10 days). Palm Coast Ford wants you to be prepared to take action to save a child's life. If you see a child alone in a car, get involved - protecting children is everyone's business.
Safety tips from KidsAndCars.org:
Remember these "Look Before You Lock" safety tips:
Make sure children cannot get into a parked car:
The warm weather and sunshine is supposed be a fun time for all families, so let's work together to keep our children safe!