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FREDERICK, MD -- In 2018, 52 children died in hot cars, making it the deadliest year on record in the last 20 years. The National Safety Council stated that 14 children in Maryland have died due to hot cars since 1998.
As warmer weather fast approaches, Safe Kids Worldwide, Safe Kids Frederick County and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) are joining together to raise awareness about the importance of child reminder technology and the need for increased public education around the dangers of leaving children in hot cars.
“It is critical that parents and caregivers understand that it only takes a few minutes for a car to heat up and become deadly to a child in cold or hot weather,” said Jessica Dayal of Safe Kids Frederick County. “As summer temperatures rise, more kids are at risk. As a bystander, if you see a child alone in a car, take action and save a life.”
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To help protect kids from this preventable tragedy, remember to ACT:
For more information on heatstroke prevention, visit SafeKids.org.