The NHTSA says at least 17 children have already died this year from vehicular heatstroke. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle fatalities for children 14 and under. Nearly every 10 days, a child dies from being left in a hot vehicle.
More than half (52%) of kids who died from vehicular heatstroke were “forgotten” by their caregiver. This is a 100-percent preventable tragedy. The NHTSA, Safe Kids, and the Administration for Children and Families ask everyone to help raise awareness about the dangers of kids and cars.
Please remember three important rules to prevent child heatstroke in your car:
Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car
Look Before You Lock Your Car and Walk Away
Take Action if You See a Child Alone in a Car
Learn more by visiting the NHTSA website: http://www.safercar.gov/parents/heatstroke.htm
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Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board posted on Nov 19
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McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting posted on Nov 18
MassDOT has assembled a working group for the McGrath Boulevard Project including residents, business owners and other local stakeholders. The purpose of the working group is to inform and advise MassDOT on important community issues affecting the development of a design for the McGrath Boulevard …Continue Reading McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting