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Child Safety

Tips to Avoid Child Heatstroke

Always Look Before You Lock

  • Always check the back seats of your vehicle before your lock it and walk away.
  • Keep a stuffed animal or other memento in your child’s car seat when it’s empty, and move it to the front seat as a visual reminder when your child is in the back seat.
  • If someone else is driving your child, or your daily routine has been altered, always check to make sure your child has arrived safely.

Keep in Mind a Child’s Sensitivity to Heat

  • In 10 minutes, a car’s temperature can rise about 20 degrees.
  • Even at an outside temperature of 70 degrees, the temperature inside your car can reach over 115 degrees.
  • A child can die when his/her body temperature reaches 107 degrees.

Understand the Potential Consequences of Kids in Hot Cars

  • Severe injury or death of the child
  • Being arrested and jailed
  • A lifetime of regret

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