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Precious Ray Ray
Enjoy Ray Ray's giggles one last time



Join us as we take 'A Different View' on Vehicular Heatstroke in an effort to drive to ZERO deaths.  We have decided to take 'A Different View', one led by parents of heatstroke victims, because traditional child safety messages and prevention tips have failed to reduce the number of tragedies.  If you are a parent of a heatstroke victim and are interested in helping, please contact us:  info@rayrayspledge.com; 979.406.2RAY (2729).
Ray Ray's Pledge is a project of KidsandCars.org, the leading 501c3 non-profit organization working to prevent injuries to children in and around cars. Ray Ray's Pledge division targets creating a daycare drop-off confirmation plan and safety net to prevent child vehicular heatstroke tragedies during this HIGH RISK time of day.
Ray Ray's Pledge Heatstroke Prevention: drive to zero


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Take ACTION to prevent child hot car deaths!

Jan Null ggweatherservices.com/heat heatstroke vs airbags "What???? How could someone forget a child in the backseat? What kind of monster would do that?" you may be asking right now.... 

Contrary to public perception, the majority of child hot car deaths happen as a result of a responsible, loving parent unintentionally forgetting his/her precious cargo in the backseat (often a child in a rear-facing car seat and/ or sleeping; most frequently less than two years of age).  Unfortunately, children being forgotten in the backseat and subsequently dying of heatstroke represents an unintended consequence of placing our children in the backseat to avoid front passenger seat airbag deployment injuries----child vehicular heatstroke was practically unheard of prior to placing kids in the backseat, as illustrated by the above graph (courtesy of Jan Null, CCM).

Though the backseat is much safer for children in the event of a car crash, parents must be aware that this placement may increase their risk of forgetting their children due to diminished visibility and the potential for distractions while driving (eg: "out of sight, out of mind").  Thus, Ray Ray's Pledge strongly recommends that you create multiple safety nets/ arrival confirmation plans around your daily child transport activities to confirm arrival of your children at their intended destinations, ESPECIALLY if there is a change in routine (eg: someone different dropping child off at daycare, running late, new school/ preschool routines, traffic detours/ changes in traffic patterns).

Ray Ray's Pledge Heatstroke perception vs reality

  • Forgotten Daycare Drop-off is the #1 known source of child hot car deaths

  • These children were unintentionally forgotten in the backseat

  • Their whereabouts went unquestioned throughout the day

  • ONE phone call may have saved them

Ray Ray's Pledge Heatstroke Prevention

  • A child's body heats up 3-5 times faster than an adult body

  • The temperature inside a vehicle can increase by 40 degrees in less than an hour---EVEN when it's not hot outside!!!

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Heatstroke Awareness 2013
Think you would NEVER forget your child in the backseat? Think again! The price of being WRONG is TOO GREAT to leave to chance or to count on luck to save your child. Take ACTION to prevent child hot car deaths TODAY! 1. LOOK Before You LOCK; 2. Make a daycare drop-off confirmation plan; 3. call 911 if you see a child alone in a car.
Links to Helpful Websites:

Ray Ray photo eating her favorite food, guacamole. taken approximately one week prior to her hot car death.
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