Safe Kids Worldwide and GM Northeast Host a Second Round of Safety Demos at Wolf Trap
July 20, 2012 5:05 pm ET
On Thursday, July 19, we joined Safe Kids Worldwide at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts for another round of vehicle safety demonstrations following the Children’s Theater-in-the-Woods performance by Robbie Schaefer.
With this summer’s unseasonably high temperatures and continued importance of child and vehicle safety, we spent Thursday morning talking to parents and child caregivers about using their car seats properly, temperature danger in closed cars and vehicle parameter safety.
Courtesy of Koons Chevy Buick GMC we were able to help parents “spot the tot” around a parked Buick Enclave and see just how far behind a vehicle a person really is before they can be seen by the driver. It turns out, in our demonstrations, it wasn’t until a child was 16 feet behind the Buick, could they be seen by the driver.
We also used the Buick LaCrosse to demonstrate just how quickly and how hot the inside of a car can get. In as little as two hours the inside of the LaCrosse went from 96 degrees to 125 degrees. Safe Kids urges folks to never leave a child alone in a vehicle, not even for one minute.
Safe Kids Worldwide and the General Motors Foundation began working together in 1997 when they started the Safe Kids Buckle Up Program. Since that time their work together has grown to include child safety awareness in and around vehicles.