4 Summer Safety Tips for Kids and Cars

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The worst thing that can happen is the death of a child,” says Janette Fennell, founder and president of Kids and Cars, a nonprofit dedicated to keeping kids safe in and around motor vehicles.

“It just doesn’t get any worse than that. And children die for many different reasons. Now take that and look at our data [which tracks non-traffic fatalities and injuries to children], where 70 percent of the time the person responsible for killing that child is a direct family member. The people who love them the most are now responsible for their death.”

While Fennell is quick to point out that these types of accidents can happen to anyone – after all, we’ve all backed hurriedly out of a driveway – there are a number of steps parents can take to keep their kids safe in cars, even when they aren’t on the road.

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