Let’s not let another child be forgotten.
number of children have been left in scorching
or freezing vehicles. Many say, “I would never
forget my child in the car,” but it could
happen, and it has happened.
Also, leaving children by
themselves in cars is never a good idea, even
with the engine running and the air conditioner
or the heater on. There's the danger, particularly if the car is
parked in a place where snow or ice is blocking
the exhaust, where there might be a buildup of
carbon monoxide within the car which can put
the child at serious risk.
Infants are at
higher risk for cold-related injuries because
their ability to regulate body temperature has
not developed like older children or adults.
Their limited mobility also prevents them from
escaping a locked car.
deaths in the
of children left in vehicles from 1998 to date
were 556. At an average of 38 children per year, 52% or
253 children were forgotten by caregivers.
Changes in our every day
lives stresses the need to make
people aware when a child is riding in a
vehicle. Placing a
FORGET ME / CHILD IN VEHICLE TAG
on a window
will serve as a reminder
in the vehicle and potentially at risk.
DO NOT FORGET ME / CHILD IN VEHICLE
DO NOT FORGET ME / CHILD IN VEHICLE TAGS
are intended for
How does it work?
After you and your child enter your
vehicle, place the DO NOT FORGET ME / CHILD IN
VEHICLE window placard in the driver's side
window, lower left corner.
When you place
the placard in
the window, make
sure the "DO NOT
inside of the
vehicle as shown
the "CHILD IN
there is a child
in the vehicle.