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Governor Deal launches 'Look Again' campaign

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ATLANTA - Governor Nathan Deal and state officials launched a new campaign Tuesday to bring awareness to the leading cause of non-traffic vehicular deaths of children in the United States.

The “Look Again” campaign aims to combat vehicular heat stroke. Since 2010, seven Georgia children have died due to vehicular heat stroke.

The campaign is reminding childcare providers, parents and the public to "look again,” and check to make sure a child is not locked in a hot car. The campaign urges the public not only to look once but to check again.

“Since 1998, 600 children have died due to Hypothermia in cars. 52 percent were simply forgotten by a caretaker,” said Commissioner Bobby Cagle.

Governor Deal said to call the police if you see a child locked in a hot car.

“I know that you think, well, that's just not my business, and maybe if I just stand here and watch for a little while, maybe the parent or whoever owns that vehicle will come back and recognize the danger of the situation. Time is of the essence, and you really cannot afford to do that in many occasions,” said Deal. 

The state released a YouTube video featuring two Georgia parents whose children died under these tragic circumstances. That video can be seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdY4-LieHVI.

“Let people know how very, very important it is in our summer temperatures in Georgia to take care of our children, and always look, even in the wintertime, but especially in the summer time, always look,” said Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal.

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