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No Child Left Behind



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ANCHOR LEAD: Over the past fourteen years, over five hundred children have died from being left alone in a hot car. And now with the summer months ahead of us, Brian Osuch finds out what parents can do to help keep their kids safe. (: 59) SCRIPT: Zero to Sixty, I'm Brian Osuch. (SFX: Sizzle) During the sizzling hot summer months, there's a spike in accidental deaths among children due to hyperthermia or heat stroke because they were left in a hot parked car. GM's James Bell. CUT: (Bell) The temperature inside a car that's parked in the sun jumps twenty-degrees in just ten minutes. You can end up seeing temperatures as hot as 130-degrees in about an hour. At this point your vehicle can become an oven-like death trap. SCRIPT: This is especially dangerous for infants left inside a parked car because their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adults. And Bell says deaths due to hyperthermia or heat stroke don't have to happen. CUT: (Bell) There are some simple steps parents can take to keep their kids safe. Make it a habit to get the kids out of the car before groceries or luggage. It's a good idea to put your cell phone or purse in the backseat – that way you have to look behind you. And finally, always lock your vehicle and keep the keys away from your kids. SCRIPT: Bell also suggests talking with your children about the dangers of hot cars. For more, log onto GM-dot-com. That's Zero to Sixty from General Motors. I'm Brian Osuch.
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