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The Shoe Trick That Could Help Prevent Kids From Dying In Hot Car Tragedies


The Shoe Trick That Could Help Prevent Kids From Dying In Hot Car Tragedies

By Melanie Payne for News-Press

A 22-month-old boy in Georgia died last week after his dad forgot about him in the back seat of his SUV. A 9-month-old baby girl in Rockledge died two days earlier having been left in the back of a pickup. Four years ago, just blocks from The News-Press office, a toddler died in the back of her dad’s SUV.

These tragedies could have been prevented. And I’m proposing a way to make that happen.

If you are driving a child, after you put them in a back seat – in a car seat, booster or buckled in with a seat belt – put your left shoe back there too. I bet you will never forget your precious cargo.

A lot of you who read this will say, “There’s no way I’d ever forget my kid.”

And a lot of you will be wrong.

This year, according to the Department of Geosciences at San Francisco State University, there have been 13 deaths from children left in cars, and summer has just begun. Last year 44 children suffered this horrific death. …2196928970_beaba6c33f_s4p48v3jdykosdb7h9hcv_normal

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/14/shoe-trick-could-prevent-child-hot-car-deaths_n_5584372.html?&ir=Crime&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000024

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