Look Before You Lock!

Look before you lock!

 Leave a Reminder in the Back Seat!

Although it might be hard to understand how this can happen, most parents who leave their children behind simply forgot. In most of these tragedies, parents became distracted. They were distracted because they were thinking about work issues, or simply fell into a daily routine that, on a usual day, did not involve responsibility for a young child.

If you make it a habit to leave your phone (or, some other item) in the back seat area every time that you buckle your child into their seat, you will be giving yourself some added insurance against the unthinkable.

What You Can Do

  • Never leave a child alone in a motor vehicle
  • Make a habit of checking your back seat
  • When strapping a child into a car seat, leave a reminder like a cell phone or even your left shoe in back with them
  • If you see a child unattended in a vehicle, call 911
  • After parking your car, lock it. Children who get inside an unlocked vehicle can become trapped