National Heat Awareness Day is observed each year on the last Friday in May. Heat is one of the leading weather killers in the United States resulting in numerous fatalities each year. Unfortunately, many of these deaths are children. Approximately 40 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles.
Drive-thrus are my best friend. You cannot leave your child in the car to get the cup of coffee you so desperately need because you have no sleep since your teething baby was up all night. Taking them out of the car and putting them back in the seat is more trouble than the coffee is worth. I will not patronize certain stores because they do not offer a drive thru.
Every summer at KidsAndCars.org we hope and pray that our tireless efforts to educate parents and caregivers about the dangers children face if left alone in a vehicle will begin to make a difference. In the past 20 years more than 670 U.S. children have died in hot cars. Already in 2014 we have lost 18 little souls.
Summer is supposed to be a time of fun and freedom for children. But, too often during the summer months, a child left alone in a vehicle dies due to heatstroke. Already this year 18 children died due to heatstroke, in addition to the 44 children we lost in 2013.
Summertime calls for road trips, beach days and swim parties. Besides being some of the top warm weather activities, these summer events all have one thing in common: you need to travel to get to the fun.
While car rides tend to be considered an everyday occurrence, it’s important to recognize that driving in a vehicle requires safety measures. No matter the length of the trip or the size of the car, car seats are vital pieces of equipment that keep your children safe.
It happens to all of us. Our routine changes or we were up late the night before and we are functioning on little to no sleep and the only way to run is on auto-pilot. We’re driving, distracted by thoughts and resulting in forgetting several things-including our precious cargo-our quiet, sleeping baby in the back seat.
Baby Safety Zone, the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds everyone to follow safety tips and information to prevent heatstroke, especially among children.
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I appreciate that it provides valuable information while keeping a light-hearted and 'fun' feel. It's a great community and way to interact with other parents. BSZ is also great about remembering us dads too in posts, blogs, etc.