Did you know that heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash-related deaths for children under 14? Already 10 children this year have lost their lives to heatstroke after being left in vehicles. In fact, each year, an average of 37 children die from vehicle heatstroke.
While it seems like an impossible mistake to make, every parent or caregiver can potentially become distracted, and distractions often fuel this devastating situation. No one is immune. This tragedy is 100% preventable. We each have a role to play to help keep kids safe. Help share live-saving tips and resources with as many people as you can about this important safety topic. Join National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Tweetup. Your support can help us prevent tragedies.
nHTSA will be tweeting all day on, from with the hashtags #heatstrokekills and#checkforbaby. They’ll be sharing information, safety tips, badges, infographics, and other resources to help spread the word about the dangers of vehicle heatstroke.
Use these sample messages to get your followers involved in the Tweetup:
- Do you know that #heatstrokekills? Join @NHTSAgov’s #Heatstroke Tweetup Friday, July 31, to help spread awareness.
- On average, #heatstrokekills 37 children each year. Follow @NHTSAgov’s #Heatstroke Tweetup , to help change this stat.
- Summer days are hot! Don’t let them end in tragedy. Follow @NHTSAgov’s #Heatstroke Tweetup . #heatstrokekills
- Interior car temps rise quickly! Learn more about the dangers of #heatstroke during @NHTSAgov’s Heatstroke Tweetup, July 31. #heatstrokekills
- Act fast, save a life. Bystanders can help. #checkforbaby #Heatstroke Tweetup .
- Vehicle #heatstroke deaths are 100% preventable. Join @NHTSAgov for a heatstroke Tweetup on , from . Safercar.gov/heatstroke. #heatstrokekills #checkforbaby
- On average, 37 children die each year from vehicle heatstroke. Help NHTSA change this number to zero. Join us for a heatstroke Tweetup with @NHTSAgov on Friday, July 31, from . #heatstrokekills #checkforbaby
- We’re joining @NHTSAgov on Friday, July 31, 2015, from to help put an end to help end vehicle #heatstroke. Join with the hashtags #heatstrokekills and #checkforbaby.
Encourage your family and friends to be proactive about responding to potential heatstroke situations or victims. Join NHTSA for the Heatstroke Tweetup on Friday, July 31, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, and I invite everyone to participate in the Tweetup, too.