As the temperatures soar, Heath DPS reminds us that even great parents can forget a child in the back seat. And caregivers who aren’t used to driving kids are especially likely to forget. A change in a caregiver’s normal routine is another risk factor. Unfortunately, heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children.
Here are three important rules to prevent child heatstroke:
- Never Leave a Child alone in a Car. EVER.
- Look before You Lock…Check the Back Seats.
- Take Action if You See a Child alone in a Car…Don’t Wait more than a Few Minutes for the Driver to Return.
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