Burnham urges kid/car safety

BOSTON Mike Stefanik, driver of the #55 Burnham Hydronics Chevy Monte Carlo, helped kicked off the "Not Even for a Minute" car safety campaign at a news conference at the Massachusetts State House here in July. On a 70F day, even with windows slightly rolled down, the temperature inside a car can exceed 120F in 20 minutes and 150F in 40 minutes. Leaving children in cars is the leading cause of vehicle-related

BOSTON — Mike Stefanik, driver of the #55 Burnham Hydronics Chevy Monte Carlo, helped kicked off the "Not Even for a Minute" car safety campaign at a news conference at the Massachusetts State House here in July.

On a 70°F day, even with windows slightly rolled down, the temperature inside a car can exceed 120°F in 20 minutes and 150°F in 40 minutes. Leaving children in cars is the leading cause of vehicle-related fatalities for children under the age of 14.

The statewide program calls for childcare centers, retailers, and medical facilities to display educational posters and flyers that warn of the hazards of children alone in cars.