According to a series of news agencies, safety advocates began campaigning in order to encourage car owners in California to avoid leaving children and pets unattended inside of their vehicles.
In San Diego, the Ace Parking company installed signs that display warnings in order to let drivers know they should never leave a pet or a child unattended in a vehicle. These signs could alert parents who re unaware of the risks.
According to a recent study carried out by an animal protection agency, even if the vehicle is left with the windows slightly open, the temperature inside of a vehicle may reach 102 degrees on an 85-degree day. Car owners are usually unaware of the risks and believe that a short trip to a store will not cause their pet any harm.
Safety advocates are also addressing incidents responsible for the deaths of young children and infants. They hope parents are aware that tragedies could be prevented if they simply come up with a routine that would alert them their child is still in the back seat. Leaving a stuffed animal in the front seat when you place the child in the car safety seat in the back or putting their briefcases or handbags in the backseat could help.
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