Tips to avoid locking a child in a car

Carsguide ·

29 November 2010

Tips to avoid locking a child in a car

Thousands of babies and young children are accidentally locked in cars around Australia each year and the potential for injury or death is heightened in the summer months.

TIPS TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL LOCK-INS

Always take the child with you, even if you only intend to leave the car for a brief time.

Keep the keys with the driver. Never leave them with the child, in the ignition or place them on a seat.

Never let children play with keys or access an unattended vehicle.

Check the vehicle is empty before remote locking.

Keep a spare set of keys with you.

IF A CHILD IS LOCKED IN

Keep calm.

Think clearly and act quickly.

Call your local auto club immediately for assistance and if there are any concerns about the child's health, call emergency services (000).

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Published 29 November 2010