With the summer’s soaring high temperatures upon us, the Traffic Division of the Fairfax County Police Department will be leading an inititiative patrolling parking lots throughout county to ensure that children have not been left unattended in vehicles. This safety initiative is in support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awareness about the dangers of child heatstroke in hot cars.
According to NHTSA, over “Over 630 children in America have died from heatstroke since 1998. Over half, 53 percent to be exact, were forgotten in vehicles; 29 percent gained access by themselves and became trapped; and 17 percent were left intentionally by adults not fully aware of the dangers. Already, eight children this year and more than 30 children in 2014 lost their lives from heatstroke after adults left them in unattended vehicles.”
The Fairfax County Police Department is committed to the safety of our community and would like to share the following links courtesy of NHTSA.
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Categories: Traffic Safety