Sunday cartoon: Kids in Hot Cars Prevention Campaign


BURRILLVILLE – The Kids In Hot Cars Prevention Campaign is now underway, reminding everyone how important it is to make sure kids are not left alone in hot cars and trucks during the upcoming summer months.

With temperatures reaching the 80s this weekend and the week ahead according to weather forecasts, we want everyone to be summer safer and avoid any unnecessary harm that may include children left inside hot vehicles.

Buckleupallofus is reaching out to kids and families at area Starbucks locations as well showcasing at a car seat check up this coming Saturday, May 21, at the Warwick Mall, alongside Hasbro Children’s Hospital staff, Rhode Island State Police, Rhode Island police officers and certified car seat inspectors and techs, to make sure children are properly restrained in child passenger car seats and booster seats in the backseats of the family vehicle. The car seat check up event takes place behind the anchor Target store at the Warwick Mall from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Kids can have photos taken with the giant Buckleupallofus balloon attraction, and every child attending will receive Bucky Child Passenger Safety Cruisin’ Coloring Posters, Kids In Hot Cars Coloring Posters, Bucky Stickers and Fridge Magnets courtesy of the Children Across America non-profit organization.

Rhode Island State Police, police officers from across the entire state, Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Buckleupallofus have teamed up for child passenger safety events over the years ensuring that little kids are traveling safely on our roadways. Please remember to buckle up and properly restrain kids in car seats and booster seats in the backseat all year long. 

Jim Weicherding is a Burrillville resident, and the founder and creator of an award-winning traffic safety effort Seasons of Safety. Weicherding contributes kids’ coloring cartoons, which can be printed and used to help parents discuss safety issues with their children. He has a long list of police officers and firefighters in his family and has worked with law enforcement and firefighters in a creative public safety capacity for more than two decades. Jim was also appointed to Children Across America as their events and creative director for their child safety programs initiatives and outreach kids safety campaigns nationwide.

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