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Your Help is Needed: National Heatstroke Prevention Day is July 31st

Jul 12, 2017

As of July 10th, there have been 19 heatstroke deaths of children left in cars – this year alone.
 
NHTSA is asking for help to raise awareness about the danger of heatstroke to kids in cars through social media conversation this summer. On July 31 on Twitter, every 30 minutes starting at 7 a.m. EDT— @NHTSAgov will be using the hashtags #heatstrokekills and #checkforbaby on all its social media posts (including on Instagram and Facebook), and asks you to help us take action!  Sample social media posts are included on the attached PDF document and social media badges can be found at www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov.
 
Later this summer, please join us for another Tweetup on August 9 using the same hashtags. As the temperatures rise, the dangers for kids left in hot vehicles increase exponentially. 
 
If you have questions or need any additional information, please contact Mr. Mike Joyce in NHTSA’s Office of Communications and Consumer Information.  Mike can be reached at Mike.Joyce@dot.gov or (202) 366-5600.

Heatstroke Prevention Flyer 2017