“LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK” HELPS KEEP PASSENGERS SAFE IN THE HEAT
By WVUA 23 Student Reporter Madison MacLean
Car seats, air bags, and seat belts are all meant to keep passengers safe while a car is in motion. But what about when we get out of the car?
According to the National Weather Service, 21 children have died so far this year of vehicular heat stroke, and all of their deaths were preventable.
“Look Before You Lock” is a short phrase meant to remind drivers to check their vehicle for passengers before getting out.
“When you get out of your car, you always take a look in your back seat or in your car seats just every time, make it a habit and avoid a potential disaster,” said Rob Robertson of the Tuscaloosa County EMA.
Pause, take a look, then lock it up and leave.