Did you know it takes only 10 minutes in the scorching Georgia summer sun for the temperature in a car to reach deadly levels? Each summer we hear heartbreaking stories of busy, distracted parents who accidentally leave their sleeping children in their car seats only to find them dead of heatstroke hours later. Just this week, we had a near miss in Atlanta with a toddler left sleeping in locked day care van for hours.
It is every parent’s nightmare, and we all need to be vigilant and get in the habit of looking into the backseat each time we get out of the car when we are transporting young children. To remind parents and caregivers of the dangers of hot cars, the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) encourages you to Look Again.
You can also watch this video on YouTube.