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Kirksville Police Department issues safety reminder to not leave kids in hot vehicles | #childsafety | #kids | #chldern | #parents | #schoolsafey

Kirksville Police Department

With temperatures at the end of this week predicted be over 100 degrees, the Kirksville Police Department would like to remind everyone of the dangers of leaving children in a vehicle. As of just a few days ago, 14 children had died in hot cars the United States so far in 2023.

Here are a few tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

Parents and Caregivers

• Never leave a child in a vehicle unattended for any length of time. Rolling windows down or parking in the shade does little to change the interior temperature of the vehicle.

• Make it a habit to check your entire vehicle — especially the back seat — before locking the doors and walking away.

• Ask your childcare provider to call if your child doesn’t show up for care as expected.

• Place a personal item like a purse or briefcase in the back seat, as another reminder to look before you lock. Write a note or place a stuffed animal in the passenger’s seat to remind you that a child is in the back seat.

• Store car keys out of a child’s reach and teach children that a vehicle is not a play area.

Secure Your Car

• Always lock your car doors, year-round, so children can’t get into unattended vehicles.

Act Fast. Save a Life

• If you see a child alone in a locked car, act immediately and call 911. A child in distress due to heat should be removed from the vehicle as quickly as possible and rapidly cooled.


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