For children’s sake, “Look Before you Lock”

Photo of Secretary Foxx with father of child who died from heatstroke

Derrick. Benjamin. Hailey. Logan. Cooper. Anna. Mason Ryan. Bella. Alejandra. Sophia. Jeremiah. Logan. Julius. Sophia. Fernando. Aurora. Giovanni.

These are the names of the children who, since April 1, were left alone in their cars and died of heatstroke. There are 17 names, and it’s only July.

It seems like we live this nightmare over and over again every year. That’s because we do. Last year, 44 children were left alone inside their cars and died of heatstroke. In 2012, the toll was 34.

These are tragedies.

Secretary Foxx with Reginald McKinnon, a strong safety advocate whose daughter died from heatstroke.

Source: http://www.dot.gov/fastlane/children%E2%80%99s-sake-%E2%80%9Clook-you-lock%E2%80%9D