When looking for a fun place to play or hide, many kids think of a car trunk. However, kids don’t know that it’s easy to get in, but hard to get out. Therefore, it’s important for parents to teach your kids the dangers of a car trunk.
Even without having the car keys, kids can still get in the trunk several ways. Most cars have a lever inside the vehicle that opens the trunk. Other cars have fold-down seats that allow children to climb from the backseat into the trunk. What kids don’t know is that temperatures in a trunk increase rapidly and can result in heatstroke or asphyxiation.
Here are the top tips for keeping your kids safe from trunk entrapment:
If your child goes missing, check the vehicle trunks.
Keep keys out of reach of children and always lock your vehicles doors and trunk.
Teach your children that trunks are for cargo, not a safe place to play.
Teach older children where the glow-in-the-dark emergency trunk release is located and how to use it.
Keep fold-down seats closed/locked.
Always remember to call 911 if you see an unattended child in a car, especially during high temperatures.
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