This is a follow up to my last post as we have another example of a parent leaving their child in a car. In this incident, the mom justified her decision to leave her child in a car so as not to wake him, and took precautions she felt were adequate to allow her to slip into a grocery store for just a few minutes.
Child endangerment laws prohibit leaving a child unattended. There have been several incidents across the U.S. in the past few weeks with otherwise caring and responsible moms not wanting to wake sleeping childen. So they lock the doors, crack the windows and leave their child (or children) in the car while they run into the store for a few minutes. They are getting caught and arrested and in most cases their children are taken from them.
We believe there is still a large segment of the population that just doesn’t know how dangerous it is to leave their child in a car alone for any length of time.
Don’t assume your friends, neighbors, o your grown children who are now beginning families of their own, or even your own spouse’s, understand the danger. Take time to share with everyone you know the dangers and the legal consequences of leaving children unattended in a vehicle.