Kidsandcars.org recommends the following guidelines to follow to avoid leaving children unattended.
- Never leave children alone inside or outside cars, even for a minute.
- Always keep things like briefcases, backpacks, or anything else that you might need in the backseat of the vehicle.
- If you see a child alone in a vehicle, call 911 or your local emergency number. Don’t leave the child unattended even when he/she is not yours.
- Open the back door of the vehicle every time you reach your destination. Get into this habit even when you’re traveling alone.