July 26, 2011 > Look before you lock... a must read for families with small children
Look before you lock... a must read for families with small children
Submitted By Fremont PD
Each year we hear through the media, stories of how children are left in the back seats of vehicles. The story often ends with tragedy and leaves us wondering how that could possibly happen. The truth is that in most cases it's an accident and unfortunately it could happen to any of us if we aren't careful. KidsAndCars.org is running a campaign targeting new parents on how they can prevent heat related accidents. This is a must read for anyone who has the responsibility of caring for young children.
KidsAndCars.org is a national nonprofit child safety organization working to prevent injuries and deaths of children in and around motor vehicles. They recently announced an innovative new pilot program to distribute safety cards through hospitals nationwide to educate new parents about how memory lapses can result in children suffering heat stroke and even death in hot cars.
The "Look Before You Lock" program is the first of its kind to provide life-saving information at the very beginning of their baby's life about the dangers of inadvertently leaving children alone in a vehicle.
To obtain more information on the "Look Before You Lock" program go to http://www.kidsandcars.org/upload/press-release/PR-07-13-11.pdf
To obtain a copy of the safety card go to http://www.kidsandcars.org/pr/parent-card.pdf
To learn more about KidsAndCars.org go to: http://www.kidsandcars.org/