Summer Safety Tips

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On average, a child dies every 8 days from heatstroke in a vehicle. It is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children and is completely preventable. Leaving a child alone in a car can lead to serious injury or death no matter what time of year it is. Young children have a greater risk of heatstroke because their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s. Keep your kids safe from heatstroke with these simple tips by Safe Kids Worldwide.

• Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute.

• Keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.

• Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. You can also create a calendar reminder on your electronic devices to make sure you dropped your child off at daycare.

• Develop a plan with your daycare so they know to call you if your child is late.

• If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. One call could save a life.

Read more safety tips by Safe Kids Worldwide at: http://www.safekids.org/

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