Americans keep leaving young children in hot vehicles

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Forum topic by DKV posted 08-13-2012 11:39 PM 749 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-13-2012 11:39 PM

Despite the efforts of child advocates and federal highway safety officials, Americans keep leaving young children in hot vehicles. In the first week of August, eight children across the USA died from heatstroke in hot vehicles — believed to be the most ever in a single week. Since 1998 over 500 children have died in cars due to heat.

Whenever I am in a parking lot one of the things I look for on hot days is kids in cars waiting on their parents. If I find one I try to get the child to tell me which store their parent is in and then ask the store to page the parents of the (insert description of car here) in the parking lot.

I also look for cars with pets. It only takes 10 minutes in a closed up car for an animal to go into heat distress.

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#1 posted 08-14-2012 12:22 AM

This is sad here we just had a old man left in a car he was 101 years old. They were able to save his life thanks to a concerned citizen. His care provide that left him in the 115 degree heat was arrested and charged with elder abuse.

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