|Not even for a minute: Dangers of Leaving Children Unattended In and Around Cars.|
|Most well-meaning parents have done
it. On a hectic day of running errands with children in tow, we have
left the kids in the car “just for a minute” while running into the
drycleaners, convenience mart or dropping another child off at school.
It seems like a harmless thing to do and definitely shaves minutes off a
hurried day. However, the results of leaving a child unattended in a
vehicle can be deadly.
KIDS AND CARS urges parents to NEVER leave children unattended in or around a vehicle – “Not even for a minute.”
Below are just a few examples of what has happened to children who were left unattended in an automobile:
If the vehicle is running or keys are left in the ignition, the risks dramatically increase for the following:
It is important to realize how potentially dangerous it is to leave unattended children in or around a vehicle. Just a reminder…Your children are priceless.
NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN OR AROUND VEHICLES.
This information was provided by KIDS AND CARS, an organization dedicated to spreading awareness about the dangers of leaving children unattended in or around motor vehicles. For more information, visit www.kidsandcars.org.