Child Safety Experts: 'Look Before You Lock'

Bill Sencio
July 03, 2018 - 10:12 am

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC) - Child safety experts remind parents to look before you lock, to make sure a young child is not being left strapped into a car seat inside a dangerously hot vehicle on a summer day. 

Connecticut Children's Medical Center's Dr. Steven Rogers says as many as 40 children die every year in hot cars. In addition to remembering to take a child out of the car when an adult exits, Dr. Rogers urges the importance of locking cars when parked in driveways at home, as well.

"Kids love to play in and around cars... they think it's fun," he said. "They can accidentally lock themselves in those cars. [Cars] need to be locked so they don't do that."

One out of every four children who have died in hot cars let themselves into the vehicle.