Tragic! See Why Texas Is Ranked Number One In Child Car Deaths
I honestly think the perfect description of Texas heat would be smoldering. It makes the outdoors unbearable during peak summer, and even on less extreme days can turn the inside of a car into a potentially deadly heat chamber.
Sadly, we hear stories every year of children dying after being left in hot cars. It makes you wonder what sort of person could just forget a child like that, and unfortunately, it happens far too often here in Texas
THE HEAT IN TEXAS IS TOO HOT TO HANDLE
In my opinion, there’s not a hotter state during the summer seasons than the great state of Texas. Summer in Texas usually starts in late April and it continues to remain hot in Texas until the end of October. We don't so much have seasons as we have a long summer with a brief cold spell.
WHAT IS THE RANKING FOR CHILDREN'S CAR DEATHS IN TEXAS?
It didn’t necessarily surprise me when Texas was ranked number one in the nation for child hot car deaths. There was a large margin with at least 150 car deaths in Texas since 1991.
According to data collected by Kids in Car Safety, approximately 87% of children who die in cars are usually younger than the age of four and the majority of them - 56% - are unknowingly left by a family member or someone who loves and knows them.
TAKE CARE OF OUR BABIES, TEXAS
There are a lot of things Texas should be number one for in my opinion. We're one of the best states to live in, the largest state in the US besides Alaska, and we should be down for a great barbecue, but easily preventable deaths of children should not be something we should be ranked in at all.
I beg that parents and adults make sure that their children are supervised correctly and understand the seriousness of child deaths in cars. Let’s get this number decreased immediately.
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