Lately there have been sad stories of children and pets being left to die in hot vehicles.
In most cases, it appears to be a terrible tragedy - the result of "busyness" and distraction. There is a case of one father alledgedly leaving his child but that is the exception.
I think I may have a solution!!!
What if every person in charge of the child or infant, set his phone alarm for 5 minutes past his drop time? Also, could co-workers develop a buddy system of checking with one another if indeed the child had been dropped off - and not left in a vehicle. If a spouse is in the picture, maybe a text confirmation??
Have you paid attention when the lead flight attendant calls out for crew to "arm doors and cross check"?
This requires each attendant to arm his/her door and then walk across the plane to "cross check" that the door has been secured by the other crew.
Seems such a simple solution to save lives. Please pass these ideas along to friends and family. Maybe, just maybe, we can save the children - and the pets.
Note: I have a story to tell not quite leaving a child but forgetting my friend! When she broke her leg, I picked her up and drove her to physio, went home for an hour and then picked her up again.
One day the phone rang and she asked if I were on my way to get her. "Didn't I already pick you up??!!"
I seriously thought I had.
She was safe, had a cell and could call for help - unlike the children.
So I understand how the busyness of life can get in the way. It's so tragic when these deaths are the result of a total accidental situation.