Every summer, innocent children are seriously injured because they are left in a hot vehicle. Whether leaving a child in a vehicle is intentional or not, child safety advocates say the federal government needs to make more effective measures to prevent the deaths of children left unattended in cars in the hot summer sun, according to the news reports .
“It’s so urgent that we find effective sets of countermeasures that we all can take right now,” said the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, who hosted a roundtable discussion in Washington Tuesday.
NHTSA wants the government needs to raise the “awareness of the deadly danger that could result from something as simple as a change in who drops a child off at day care,” according to news reports.
“A common occurrence was when someone other than the usual driver, often the other parent, was a substitute driver who went directly to work instead of the day-care center, forgetting a child in the back seat,” according to news reports.
As a personal injury lawyer, I think it’s a good thing that safety advocates are focusing on this dangerous issue.
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