LA Highway Safety Commission Teaches Vehicular Heatstroke Awareness

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and state and national safety advocates came together to urge parents and caregivers to never leave a child in a parked car, even for just a moment. This event highlighted Governor Jeff Landry’s proclamation that designated May 1 as Child Heatstroke Prevention Day. Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke can happen very quickly in a parked car, where temperatures can rise 15-20 degrees Fahrenheit in as little as 15 minutes.

This article was originally published in June 2024.

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