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Preventing Tragedy: Tips to protect yourself against ever leaving your child in a hot car

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According to KidsAndCars.org, 37 children will die this year after being left in a vehicle.

So far, this year alone, three children have died in South Carolina after being left in a car, officials say.

It's an honest mistake people feel would not happen to them.

This is what the experts want you to know to help you check the back seat:

  • Leave a purse or important item you will need in the backseat (something like your phone, a purse, or even a shoe)
  • Hang a mirror above your child's backseat, allowing you to see them in your rear-view mirror.
  • Download a mobile app like Kars 4 Kids and Driver's Little Helper that will alert your phone once arriving at your destination.

As always it is important to call 911 immediately if you notice a child or pet, trapped in a hot car.

See more in the video above.

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