Summer safety top of mind for car dealerships kids’ event

Summer safety top of mind for car dealerships kids’ event


ROBERT:SUMMER CAN BE THE MOST DANGEROUS TIME OF YEAR FOR CHILDREN. FROM HOT CARS TO MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN, THIS WEEKEND PARENTS WILL GET A CHANCE TO FOCUS ON SUMMER SAFETY.KXAN’S MEDICAL REPORTER GIGI BARNETT EXPLAINS HOW. EVA BERRY BELIEVES EACH ONE OF HER THREE-YEAR-OLD SON’S FINGERPRINTS COULD LEAD POLICE TO HIM IF HE’S EVER IN DANGER.IT’S WHY SHE WAITED IN THIS LINE AT HOWDY HONDA IN SOUTHEAST AUSTIN TO GET ELI FINGERPRINTED.EVA BERRY: “IT’S JUST SCARY, THAT IF SOMETHING SHOULD HAPPEN. YOU’D WANT TO BE READY.”LAURA DAVIS ALSO WANTED THAT INFORMATION READY TO GO FOR HER EIGHT-YEAR-OLD SON, JAYDEN.LAURA DAVIS: “HE’S ALWAYS WITH ME. BUT, JUST IN CASE THERE ARE THOSE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT, YOU NEVER KNOW, CAN TAKE THEM FROM THE SIDE OF YOU.”IT’S NOT A NEW TECHNIQUE TO LOCATE MISSING CHILDREN, BUT THE FINGERPRINTING BOOTH IS PART OF A BIGGER SAFETY FAIR BY THE DEALERSHIP THIS WEEKEND.WITH THE SUMMER HEAT BECOMING MORE INTENSE… THEY THOUGHT CAR SAFETY SHOULD BE A FOCUS.TINA FAJARDO: “THE HEAT IN THE CAR. SOMETIMES FOLKS LEAVE THEIR KIDS IN THE CAR UNATTENDED.” // “WE’RE CHECKING CAR SEATS.” SO FAR, AT LEAST SEVEN CHILDREN HAVE DIED IN HOT CARS THIS YEAR IN TEXAS. LAST YEAR NEARLY 40 DIED IN SWELTERING VEHICLES NATIONWIDE. FAJARDO: “WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IF YOU’RE BUYING A CAR FROM US AND YOU HAVE SMALL CHILDREN THAT YOU ARE INFORMED ABOUT THESE ISSUES.”ALL SUMMER LONG. GIGI BARNETT…KXAN NEWS. ROBERT:THE LATEST HEAT STROKE DEATH IN TEXAS HAPPENED IN FORT WORTH LAST MONTH, WHEN A THREE-YEAR-OLD BOY CLIMBED INTO AN ABANDONED CAR. IF YOU’D LIKE TO ATTEND THE “KEEPING KIDS SAFE” EVENT AT HOWDY HONDA TOMORROW. IT RUNS

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