Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Free Car Hangtags to help prevent heated related Child Deaths


August 13, 2020

Secretary of State Tre Hargett is providing free car hangtags to help prevent heat-related child deaths in cars while simultaneously making it even easier to register to vote.

On average, every ten days, a child dies from heatstroke in a car. In more than half of these deaths, the caregiver forgot the child was in the car.

"It is heartbreaking to lose a child and even more so when it could be prevented with more awareness," said Representative Scott Cepicky. "Our hope is the hangtag serves as a visual reminder to check the backseat for a child before locking your car."

The hangtags wil...

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