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Children Left in Cars Can Die

Remember to Take Your Kids Out of the Car — Check Your Facts!

No parent thinks they would forget their child, but they do. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers get tired, preoccupied with work or the errands they are running, or confused by their child-care schedules, and forget that their kids are strapped to their car seats. Due to the extreme heat, many tots die.

So far this year, 13 kids have died — and an average of 38 kids die in heat-related car deaths each year. While products that remind parents about little ones in the backseat sound like a joke, the statistics about the situation are startling. Take this quiz to check your facts and get tips to prevent it from happening to your family.

Remember to Take Your Kids Out of the Car — Check Your Facts!

True or false: Children left in vehicles often die because of the heat inside the car.

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PrettyBrittani89 PrettyBrittani89 5 years
I have NEVER forgotten about my daughter! I mean how can you? I guess it does happen though...
Mercurialish Mercurialish 5 years
It's no excuse, but I think some parents are so frazzled most of the time that they get caught up in whatever they're hurrying to do and forget the child in the backseat. It's absolutely horrible, but it happens. I think the tricks they mention in the last question are worthwile.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
I thought the same thing, skigurl. I just leave my phone on the car half of the time anyway.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I actually forget my cell phone in the car constantly. I would really hope I'd remember a CHILD in the backseat, but I have read about it happening. Like the mother with the newborn who was so sleep deprived that she had totally forgotten that her usual schedule had changed. Her husband had always been the one to drop him off at daycare, but couldn't that day, and so she was supposed to on her way to work. But in her half-awake state just drove straight to work. I would be DEVASTATED!!
skigurl skigurl 6 years
I'm so confused. You would remember your phone but not remember your baby? How ignorant would you have to be to be driving and forget your child is with you? I know this happens, but I am surprised it happens that much.
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