Look Before You Lock!

August 13, 2012

Did you know that even on a mild day, a child trapped in a hot vehicle can die of a heat stroke or hyperthermia in just minutes?

On average, 38 children die in the U.S. each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles. What is most tragic is that all of these deaths are completely preventable.

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has teamed up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Safe Kids USA to promote the “Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock” campaign.

In this video, Linda Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development at ACF, speaks about the importance of double checking for children before closing any type of vehicle.

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