Join Us on July 31st for a Day of Social Media Conversation
As we approach rising summer temperatures, the danger for kids left in hot vehicles
increases exponentially: at least 17 children have already died this year from vehicular heatstroke.
Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle fatalities for children 14 and under. Nearly
every 10 days, a child dies from being left in a hot vehicle. More than half (52%) of kids who died from vehicular heatstroke were “forgotten” by their caregiver. This is a 100-percent preventable tragedy.
What You Can Do to Help
NHTSA, Safe Kids, and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) are asking you to help us raise awareness
about the dangers of kids and cars through a concerted day-long social media conversation. NHTSA, Safe Kids, and ACF are
reaching out to others to tweet and post on Facebook every 30 minutes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. @NHTSAgov will
be using the hash tags #checkforbaby and #heatstrokekills on all its social media posts, and we’d like you to do the same.
For more information visit Safecar.gov