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Why is keeping your child in a car dangerous?

Keeping your children in the car is a bad idea. Leaving your children in the car is dangerous, your endangering their health and lifes.

Safty Conserns

  • Young children are at greater risk of geting heatstroke and other health risks, as their body tempeture reaches dangerous leavels.
  • Young children are more sensitive to heat then anyone alse. Their body tempeture can rise 3-5 times faster.
  • The tempeture of the inside of the car can be 20-30 degrese hotter than outside.
  • The tempeture of the inside of the car can reach dangerous leavels quikely. The first 5 minuites 75% of the tempeture risers.
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Safty Rules

  • Take your children out of the car when you leave.
  • Don't leave your children in the car, even for a minuite.
  • Make a 'look before you leave' routine whenever you leave the car.
  • Prevent your children from playing in cars.
  • Never use your car as a substitute 'babysiter'.
  • Never leave valuables in your car, including you children.
  • When your children are missing, look in water areas, and in your car and in any nearby cars, as well in boots.

On summer road trips:
  • Provide plenty of cool water and fluids throughout the journey.

  • Dress kids in lightweight and easy fit clothing.

  • When planning a long journey, consider travelling in the cooler hours of the day.

What do I do if I find a kid in a car by themselves?

  • If you notice that a child has been left unattended in a vehicle call 000 and ask for the Fire Brigade.
  • Give your location, the vehicle registration number, the approximate age of the child and the condition of the child.
  • If the car is unlocked, open the doors and shield windows with a blanket etc. and wait for emergency services or safely try to remove the child from the vehicle if you are concerned about the child’s condition as every second counts!