Crest Auto Group partners with the SPCA of Texas, CASA of Collin County, Low Birth Weight Development Center and Metroplex Animal Coalition will distribute stickers to the general public to raise awareness about this fatal situation and serve as a preventative measure. Each recipient will receive a set of stickers: one that will be placed on the interior of the vehicle and serves as a reminder to the driver, and the other on the back windshield of the vehicle that will alert fellow drivers.
Summer has only begun and three deaths have already been reported. Since 1998, 529 children have died due to hyperthermia after they were left in unattended vehicles. Startlingly, Texas led the nation in having 80 such fatalities, according to the Department of Geosciences. To date, nineteen states currently have laws that prohibit children from being left in unattended vehicles,
In addition, the concern for pets suffering from hyperthermia has caused cities to pass ordinances aimed at preventing injuries and deaths; at least 15 states have passes legislation that makes it illegal for pets to be confined to automobiles. Such tragedies have also led animal welfare organizations to create educational programs for pet safety in extreme weather conditions.
Stickers are available at Crest Auto Group located at 2701 N. Central Expressway, Plano, 75075. Large quantities of stickers are available for organization's members or for distribution at events by providing the following information: name, organization, quantity, delivery address, phone number, and any additional comments.
Please send requests or general inquiries to :
Or call: 972.201.9230.