June 27, 2012

‘Look Before You Lock’ to prevent child heat stroke and death

It took less than 10 minutes for temperatures to rise from 79 to a blazing 113 degrees inside a parked SUV on the plaza at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The SUV was used to illustrate the danger of leaving children unattended in vehicles — part of a special safety demonstration led by officials at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Governor’s Highway Safety Office and Safe Kids USA.