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Babies, Children, Handicapped, Senior Citizens, are all helpless beings
Parents who leave helpless and defenseless live persons and or animals in hot cars should be closely examined. Was this a very unfortunate accident, or perhaps it has a more sinister meaning?
Everyone today is always in a rush, however we need some way to remind people of their precious cargo. A mere 10 seconds is all it would take to check the back seat before exiting your vehicle.
The sick parents and caregivers who go so far to research on Google for time lines and degree of temperature to outright kill a child or animal. How sick and warped is that?
This one is so heart wrenching, it is difficult to read about the injuries sustained by a 22 month old trying to free himself, while his father was off busily exchanging nude photographs! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2681390/Cooper-Harris-baked-deat... The wife was in on this horrific death, and stood beside her husband. They even discussed how his eyes would look. That is beyond pathetic. The husband was most concerned with himself…me, me, me. Losing his job, and being punished for this unspeakable act. The life insurance policies were brought up nearly immediately.
Everything from life insurance policies to freedom of responsibility, to sexual desires surround the majority of these poor innocents.
Look at the picture slide show that accompanies this article. We were very careful to select ones that depicted this crime, and yes it is a crime, so as not to offend anyone.
One simple trick to make you remember you have precious cargo (AND costs you nothing!) is to take off your left shoe once you are inside your car and place it in the backseat. No matter how busy or distracted you get, you will notice you are only wearing one shoe!
On average, 37 children a year die this way! 108 people in the last 16 years that have intentionally left their kid to die in a hot car. Lately, there have been several incidents in Georgia and Florida whereby the parent has claimed to have only left the car unattended for 20 minutes while they ran inside a store to perform an errand. It takes ONLY 7-10 minutes for a child/animal to die in a suffocating hot car. The same precautions can be used for our beloved pets.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
5 month old baby left alone a half hour in 130 degree heat!
· a 9 month old died after being 'left strapped in child safety seat in a sweltering minivan for two hours - misunderstanding between child's parents resulted in the child being left alone in the van; one parent believed infant was at home with other.
· a 6 month old 'baby died when accidentally left in hot car for 3 hrs, died when outside 90-degree temperatures rose to 130 degrees inside closed car, parents thought the other had carried the baby from the car to crib.
· a 34 month old 'toddler who recently learned how to open a car door apparently climbed inside family station wagon while parent and sibling were in house.
· a 23 month old died when a 'relative babysitting child, put child in car for trip to store, went back in house having forgotten something, was distracted by something on television, sat on couch to watch, fell asleep, woke up two hours later.
· a 2 year old died after a 'parent left child in car after returning home from errand - was left for more than an hour.
· a 2 year old 'child apparently slipped away from parents and siblings, fell asleep atop blanket in unlocked car in driveway of home, oldest sibling found child 40 minutes later.
Here are some safety tips to help prevent these tragedies:
Safety Tips from KidsAndCars.org
Never leave children alone in or around cars; not even for a minute.
Put something you'll need like your cell phone, handbag, employee ID or brief case,
etc., on the floorboard in the back seat.
Get in the habit of always opening the back door of your vehicle every time you reach your destination
to make sure no child has been left behind. This will soon become a habit. We call this the “Look
Before You Lock” campaign.
Keep a large stuffed animal in the child's car seat when it’s not occupied. When the child is placed in
the seat, put the stuffed animal in the front passenger seat. It's a visual reminder that anytime the
stuffed animal is up front you know the child is in the back seat in a child safety seat.
Make arrangements with your child’s day care center or babysitter that you will always call if your
child will not be there on a particular day as scheduled.
This is common courtesy and sets a good example that everyone who is involved in the care of
your child is informed of their whereabouts on a daily basis. Ask them to phone you if your
child doesn't show up when expected. Many children’s lives could have been saved with a
telephone call from a concerned child care provider. Give child care providers all your
telephone numbers, including that of an extra family member or friend, so they can always
confirm the whereabouts of your child.
Keep vehicles locked at all times; even in the garage
or driveway and always set your parking brake.
Keys and/or remote openers should never be left within reach of children.
Make sure all child passengers have left the vehicle after it is parked.
When a child is missing, check vehicles and car trunks
If you see a child alone in a vehicle, get involved. If they are hot or seem sick, get them out as quickly as possible.
Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.
Be especially careful about keeping children safe in and around car
s during busy times, schedule
changes and periods of crisis or holidays.
Use drive-thru services when available. (restaurants, banks, pharmacies, dry cleaners, etc.)
Use your debit or credit card to pay for gas at the pump.