LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Gwinnett County are reminding parents and caregivers to be vigilant and check the backseat of their vehicles for children before locking the doors and walking away.
Gwinnett County fire officials say children should never be left alone in hot vehicles. Parents and caregivers should also lock their doors to make sure children don't climb into hot cars on their own.
Officials say parents and caregivers should create reminders to look in the backseat of their cars, especially if they're not following their usual morning routines. Officials say citizens should never hesitate to call 911 if they see a child alone in a hot car.
Fire officials said in a statement that nearly 10 hot car deaths have been reported across the country this year.