Health + Safety
Simple Trick To Prevent Child Deaths In Vehicles
In 2014 alone, at least eleven children died in vehicles as a result of a heatstroke. Last year, there were 39 confirmed deaths due to hyperthermia (heatstroke) and a total of 619 children left in hot cars, trucks, vans and SUV’s since 1998.
The breakdowns of these numbers are the end result of the following circumstances:
- 52% – child “forgotten” by caregiver (316 children)
- 29% – child playing in unattended vehicle (175 children)
- 18% – child intentionally left in vehicle by adult (108 children)
- 1% – circumstances unknown (6 children)
Unfortunately, even some of the BEST parents can get distracted in this digital age and forget their children in the backseat. It’s an unacceptable mistake and one more case is simply one too many.
Watch the video below for a quick trick to ensure this never happens to your child: