5 Tips to Avoid Leaving Children in Hot Cars
Summer is heating up in West Texas, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), warns us about the deadly dangers of leaving children and animals in hot cars.
Every year, children die from vehicular heatstroke due to being left in hot cars or entering cars undetected.
Texas DPS offers these tips to avoid vehicular heatstroke related injuries and deaths to our children this summer.
We are all busy and even though you don't want to think you would ever get out of your car and forget your kids or pets, it happens. Don't let it happen to you.
For example, leave your bag, lunch or cell phone in the backseat by your child's car seat.
They will instruct you on what to do next.
One third of all deaths occur when a child accesses a parked vehicle unnoticed.
Always keep an eye on your kids and if you do lose track of them for a minute, give yourself peace of mind knowing you have your vehicle keys tucked away and that your vehicles are locked, to keep your kids safe.