Hotter temperatures are finally coming around in Indianapolis and central Indiana. With temperatures rising, parents should be reminded of the danger of leaving children unattended in a vehicle. According to Janette Fennell, president and founder of KidsandCars.org, there have been eight heatstroke-related deaths in the U.S. so far this year from children left alone in hot cars. We need to consider that everyone is capable of having something like this happen to them and work together to try to prevent any accidents and injury. Not to mention the legal ramifications…many areas have instituted ordininances and laws aimed at protecting children and even pets! Always look before you lock your car, leave an important item like a cell phone or handbag, or even one of your shoes in the back seat so you have to open the back door to retrieve it every time you park.
Those are just a few friendly reminders to proactively make sure an accident like this does not happen to you or anyone you know. And to have a safe and fun summer!
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