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With 2018 Being the Worst Year on Record for Hot-Car Deaths in the U.S., the National Safety Council Offers a New Training Program about the Dangers of Leaving Children in Cars


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(OPEN):
LAST YEAR, 52 CHILDREN NATIONWIDE DIED BECAUSE THEY WERE IN A HOT CAR; THAT'S THE HIGHEST NUMBER ON RECORD.  AMY ARTUSO--OF THE "NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL"--WANTS PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS TO KNOW HOW THEY CAN PREVENT THESE DEATHS...

(ARTUSO):
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AVOID DISTRACTIONS, SUCH AS CELLPHONE-USE--TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FORGETTING CHILDREN IN A CAR.  DEVELOP A ROUTINE THAT HELPS YOU REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BACKSEAT; PLACE A PURSE, A BRIEFCASE, OR YOUR PHONE THERE--FORCING YOU TO TAKE ONE LAST LOOK.  KEEP DOORS LOCKED--SO CHILDREN CAN'T GAIN ACCESS--AND TEACH THEM THAT CARS AREN'T PLAY-AREAS.  FINALLY, THERE'S NO SAFE AMOUNT OF TIME TO LEAVE CHILDREN IN A VEHICLE--INCLUDING FOR A QUICK ERRAND:  EVEN ON MILD OR CLOUDY DAYS, INSIDE TEMPERATURES CAN REACH LIFE-THREATENING LEVELS, IN MINUTES.  AND, CRACKING WINDOWS DOESN'T HELP."

(CLOSE):
THE COUNCIL OFFERS A FREE, ONLINE TRAINING-PROGRAM, ABOUT THE DANGERS OF LEAVING CHILDREN IN CARS.  VISIT "N-S-C"-DOT-ORG-SLASH-"HOT-CARS", TO LEARN MORE; THAT'S "N-S-C"-DOT-ORG-SLASH-"HOT-CARS".



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