There’s quite the life-saving item in Yedioth Ahronoth today. It begins with some sobering information: 127 babies and toddlers were left by forgetful parents in parked cars in Israel in the past three years; two of these children died. But then the paper proceeds to offer the following advice on how to avoid leaving your child to slowly suffocate in a roasting vehicle:
Orly Silvinger, director of child safety organisation Beterem (“Before”), explains that in weather as warm as in the past few days, temperature in a locked car can reach 47 degrees within 20 minutes. Within 40 minutes, temperature may rise to 58 degrees. How to stop a disaster from happening? She has two main pieces of advice:
- Never leave a young child in a locked car, not even for a moment
- When you get into the car, place your mobile phone or wallet next to the children. This would lower the chance you’ll forget them in the car.
The defence in favour of rebooting humanity and trying again rests, your honour.