GREENSBORO, NC -- There's the shoe in the backseat trick, the purse in the back seat trick, all to remind you there is a child in the car seat and not to leave them there.
Before you say, "I don't need a reminder", this year alone at least 16 kids across the country have died in hot cars.
The Washington Post looked at the numbers. On average, 37 children die in hot cars every year. And there was even a case of a child in Georgia dying of hypothermia in January.
When looking at the reasons why children are left in cars, 54% of the time.the deaths occur when caregivers forget the child is in the car. So, maybe the shoe and purse reminders don't work for you. How about an automatic reminder, from your phone?
Check out the newest feature from the WAZE traffic app. It's a child reminder that alerts you when you arrive at your destination. To find it, go into the WAZE app ---> General--->Scroll down----> Child reminder----> Allow.
You can even customize the message. The WAZE app is free in Apple and Android.
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