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Safe In and Around the Car

You've done your research on keeping your child safe in the car, and on the road. You shopped for the safest car when you started a family. You read up on car seats for kids and figured out which one worked best for you and your family. You even took your car and car seat to a seat-checking station to let an expert check and approve of your handiwork.
But did you know there are other dangers in and around your vehicle that could seriously harm or even kill your child?
We've identified six common dangers that even the most careful parents can overlook, and some tips on how to avoid them:
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Backover
Backover
A back over incident typically occurs when a car coming out of a driveway or parking space backs over a child.
Seat Belt Entanglement
Seat Belt Entanglement
A child may become entangled in a seat belt if they pull the seat belt all the way out and wraps the belt around their head, neck, or waist.
Heatstroke
Heatstroke
Children die each year from heatstroke, after entering the vehicle unnoticed or being left alone in the vehicle.
Trunk
Trunk Entrapment
Children being entrapped in vehicle trunks can suffer heatstroke, asphyxiation and death. To avoid entrapment heed the following safety and prevention tips.
Power Windows
Power Windows
Children can hurt themselves when a window closes on their finger, wrist, or hand. Some kids have been strangled by power windows.
Vehicle Rollaway
Vehicle Rollaway
A vehicle can rollaway when the key is left in the ignition and the driver's foot is not on the brake.