Between 1998 and 2011, nearly 525 children died as a result of being left alone in a car. By leaving your children
unattended in a vehicle for even a few minutes, you are needlessly risking their lives.
- Never leave your child unattended in a vehicle
- Make a habit of checking your vehicle before leaving it
- Keep a stuffed animal or other reminder next to you in the car as a cue that your child is with you
- If you see a child left alone in a car, contact the police or 911
- 33% of children who die from being left in a hot car are less than one year old
- Cracking your vehicle's windows has very little effect on its temperature
- When left in a hot vehicle, a child's body temperature can increase three to five times as fast as an adult's
- Children left unattended in a vehicle are at risk of being kidnapped.
- Children left alone in a car can push buttons, disengage the brakes, put the car in gear or even leave the vehicle and walk away.
Download a printable version of the Never Leave Your Child Alone Info Card:
To order printed copies of these brochures or window clings, please call:
Primary Children's Child Advocacy department at (801) 662-6580.