Sergeant Matt Lillibridge and the Traffic Deputies want to take a moment to provide the following information…..
Child safety in your vehicle is extremely important. Here are some things to remember when traveling with Children in the car to avoid Heatstroke.
Always Look Before You Lock
• Always check the back seats of your vehicle before your lock it and walk away.
• Keep a stuffed animal or other memento in your child’s car seat when it’s empty, and move it to the front seat as a visual reminder when your child is in the back seat.
• If someone else is driving your child, or your daily routine has been altered, always check to make sure your child has arrived safely.
Keep in Mind a Child’s Sensitivity to Heat
• In 10 minutes, a car’s temperature can rise over 20 degrees.
• Even at an outside temperature of 60 degrees, the temperature inside your car can reach 110 degrees.
• A child dies when his/her body temperature reaches 107 degrees.
Understand the Potential Consequences of Kids in Hot Cars
• Severe injury or death
• Being arrested and jailed
• A lifetime of regret

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