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Dempsey Supports Awareness Campaign

June 2, 2014 -- 3:15pm

By Tori Hughes

Georgia residents are reminded to look again in and around their cars this summer.

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning launched a campaign with Governor Nathan Deal called “Look Again” on Tuesday May 27th.  This initiative focuses on the dangers of leaving children in unattended vehicles during the summer.

Rome State Representative Katie Dempsey explained that the “Look Again” campaign is a three-pronged effort.  These are to make certain all those in a vehicle are out, to lock the vehicle to prevent any children from getting in without anyone knowing, and to take note of any surrounding vehicles which may have children in them.

“Parents, grandparents, caregivers, those who provide transportation to our camps and church events and schools during the summertime, we’re all aware of the heat,” said Dempsey.  “It’s so important that we try our best to prevent any accident that we possibly can.”

Seven children have suffered and died from heatstroke in unattended vehicles in Georgia since 2010.  Dempsey says these accidents could easily have been prevented, and encourages all those caring for children this summer to take another look in their vehicles.