Safety Tips for Parents and Caregivers

  • Check the backseat before getting out of the car
  • Place an item you will need – purse, diaper bag, gym bag - in the back seat where the child is sitting
  • Teach children not to play in and around cars
  • Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle even with the window slightly open
  • Keep keys and remote entry devices out of the reach of children. Lock the car and trunk, especially at home
  • Walk all the way around your parked vehicle to check for children before getting in the car and starting the engine
  • Make sure young children are accompanied by an adult when getting in and out of a vehicle
  • Identify safe play areas for children – away from vehicles
  • Teach children that trunks are only used to transport cargo and are not safe places to play
  • If you car has a trunk release, show your children where it is and how to use it
  • If a child is missing, check the vehicle trunk immediately

Other resources to keep kids safe:

SafeKids
Kids in Cars
Kids and Cars
Golden Gate Weather Services
Baby Alert