Advertisement

Prevent Heat Stroke Death This Summer


Louisiana summers, as we all know, are unbearably hot. But what is even more sweltering is the inside of the car on a hot Louisiana day. Each year, an average of 37 children die from heat stroke after being left in a hot car, according to KidsAndCars.org.  The number one reason for these deaths is that parents forget their child in the car. Even if it isn't that hot outside, the inside of the car can reach up to 120 degrees.

In 2016 there has already been 11 heat stroke deaths, which is a 275 percent increase compared to last year at this time. This means we must be more vigilant and cautious as the summer will only get hotter. 

KidsAndCars.org calls for everyone to be more aware and to take action if needed. If you see a child alone in the car, try to find the driver immediately. If the child is in immediate danger, break the window furthest from the child to remove him from the car and help him. 

The Kids and Cars organization has also launched an educational campaign called "Look Before You Lock" in an attempt to lower the tragic number of heat stroke deaths. It also says that new technology is needed in cars. With all of the new safety features on cars, such as backup cameras and trunk releases, people everywhere are pushing for safety features that would alert a parent if the child is left in the car. 

We encourage everyone to have the safest summer possible by being educated on car safety and actively working to stop accidents like these. 

Be the first to review this item!


Bookmark this

09 Jun 2016


Recent Articles more articles

Mamas Never Get Vacation, Not Even at the Beach!

in Get Out of Town, Things To Do, Family Life, Mari Walker, Summer Fun

Packing up and hitting a beach somewhere along the Gulf seems to be an annual event for most middle- and upper-class families in our area, at least according to my Facebook feed. This year, we decided to join the fray, meeting my in-laws from Virgini

Is This Our New Normal?

in Family Life, Joy Holden

Barry, oh Barry. You arrived late and then left without making much of an impression. And we are grateful! Your tardiness and lack of effort were quite welcome to those of us still suffering from storm shock. Let me just say, on behalf of all the 201

Chocolate Milk Burps, Gummy Bears and the Joy of Childhood

in Crafts and Cooking, Things To Do, Family Life, Amy Delaney

Raise your hand if you LOVE that gummy bear commercial where a group of distinguished looking grown-ups sit around in a boardroom discussing how their gummy bears are “gooder” than others.

Finding My Zen Through Reading

in Kelly Carmena, Health and Wellness, Family Life, Summer Fun, Turn the Page

Lately, I have struggled to find time for training. Between the closing of my daycare, work, and packing for an eventual move to a new house, I have had very little time for myself. In fact, much of my free time has been spent KonMori’ing my current

Featured Listings more listings

LSU Pre-College Programs

in Day Camps, Residential Camps

The LSU Pre-College program offers exciting courses and camps in arts, humanities, science, and math designed for your Tiger. Summer learning and creative adventures await your child in our kindergarten through 12th grade camps and courses.

All Star Lanes - Baton Rouge

All Star Lanes - Baton Rouge

in Party Venues

Striker Bowling Party: $13.99 per child, includes one hour bowling and party time, souvenir bowling pin, party host, party supplies, arcade card for birthday child, choice of two slices of pizza and soda, hot dogs, chips, or chicken nuggets. Lightnin

Laser Tag of Baton Rouge

Laser Tag of Baton Rouge

in Party Venues

Laser Tag of Baton Rouge features a 7,500 square-foot arena, a Phaser Observation Deck System, a dazzling arcade, a prize wall, delicious options at the concessions stand, and a phenomenal crew to ensure you have a fantastic experience. For each part

Jump N Jive

Jump N Jive

in Party Venues

Jump N Jive is home of the stress-free birthday party. When you plan your child's birthday party with Jump N Jive, they will provide a venue with two separate rooms featuring wall-to-wall inflatables for all of the kiddos to bounce around on. With Ju

Advertisement
Newsletter