National Heatstroke Prevention Day

Look Before You Lock

Child Vehicular Heatstroke 

Every year on average, 37 children die in hot cars in the US. We must provide safety messages to the public to help prevent these unthinkable injuries and deaths.  Please use the following materials to raise awareness about these preventable tragedies.  

Social Media Posts

Hashtags: #heatstrokekills #lookbeforeyoulock

  • The HOT CARS Act will prevent hot car tragedies. #heatstrokekills #lookbeforeyoulock
  • Technology exists to prevent hot car deaths, HOT CARS Act! #heatstrokekills #lookbeforeyoulock
  • A simple reminder in cars could prevent hot car deaths #heatstrokekills #lookbeforeyoulock
  • Cars can remind us of children in the back seat #heatstrokekills #lookbeforeyoulock
  • Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day – never leave a child or animal alone in a car!  #heatstrokekills #lookbeforeyoulock
  • See a child alone in a car? Get involved! Call 911 immediately. #heatstrokekills #lookbeforeyoulock
  • The difference between life or death is minutes in a hot car. #heatstrokekills #lookbeforeyoulock
  • Protecting children is everyone’s business. Get involved. Call 911. Save a life. #heatstrokekills
  •  Be prepared to save a baby in a hot car with a resqme tool… get it today at /resqme-tool/  #heatstrokekills #lookbeforeyoulock
  • If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Cars reach deadly temps in minutes. #heatstrokekills
  • Always check the back seat for baby! #lookbeforeyoulock #heatstrokekills
  • Ask childcare to call you if your baby doesn’t show up as planned! #heatstrokekills #lookbeforeyoulock
  • Always keep cars locked & keys out of reach of children. If a child is missing – check in all cars! #heatstrokekills #lookbeforeyoulock
  • A car is not a babysitter. NEVER leave a child or animal alone inside a vehicle, not even for a minute! #lookbeforeyoulock #heatstrokekills
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Information Cards

‘Look Before You Lock’

English [PDF]

Spanish [PDF]

Infographic

Heat Stroke Infographic

English

Charts, Statistics and Maps

Heatstroke deaths by state

English [PDF]

Heatstroke deaths by calendar year

English [PDF]

Spanish [PDF]

Heatstroke vs airbag deaths

English [PDF]

Spanish [PDF]

Need for technology to save lives

English [PDF]

Information Sheets

Fact Sheet

Heat Stroke Fact Sheet

English [PDF]

Safety Tips

Heat Stroke Safety Tips

English [PDF]

Public Service Announcements

KidsAndCars.org offers several Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to air on TV or online. Please contact Amber@KidsAndCars.org to receive broadcast quality versions of our PSAs.

Resqme™ Tool to save lives

Resqme Tool

More Information / Purchase

 

Radio Scripts

Look Before You Lock Radio Scripts

English [PDF]

Billboard

Look Before You Lock Billboard

English

State Laws

State Laws Specific to Children Left Unattended in Vehicles

State Laws Specific to Children Left Unattended in Vehicles

Link

Good Samaritan Laws Specific to Rescuing Children in Cars

English [PDF]

Federal Laws
Hot Cars Act of 2017
Fatal Distraction

Fatal Distraction

English

KidsAndCars.org urges everyone to read “Fatal Distraction,” Gene Weingarten’s Pulitzer Prize-winning feature article published in The Washington Post Magazine. Learn how these heartbreaking and preventable tragedies can happen to anyone.

*as of June 8, 2016