Now that warm weather has finally reached the Northwest, the Gresham Ford family would like to offer parents important reminders for keeping their children safe this summer. A few preventive steps go a long way in ensuring an enjoyable and carefree season.
Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even with a window slightly open. If the outside temperature hits 101 degrees, the temperature inside an enclosed vehicle can reach 140 degrees.
Distracted parents can do the following to avoid this type of danger:
· Carry a stuffed animal with the child safety seat, shifting it to the front seat to serve as a reminder to the driver that a child is the safety seat.
· Set a cell phone reminder to confirm child drop-off at day-care.
· Keep all vehicle doors and trunk locked. (All Ford vehicles sold in North America feature a glow-in-the-dark inside trunk release handle that enables someone trapped inside the trunk to open the trunk door.)
Also, during road trips, make sure that your child is bucked up safely.
Oregon state law requires that child passengers be restrained in approved child safety seats until they weigh forty pounds.
At Gresham Ford we wish our community a safe and enjoyable summer!