Forgetful mothers who leave infants in hot cars taken to task by reader
Again, another precious little mite is locked for an hour in a car on a scorching hot day before being released.
Thankfully, she survived, but one shudders at the thought of what she must have suffered.
There is just too much of this happening. For a mother to have such a lapse of memory to forget they have their child with them and leave their child in a locked car goes far beyond comprehension and well, really, one does have to question their mentality.
We are told that RAC had 584 call-outs last year, 551 in 2014 and 549 in 2013. But what made me shake my head in bewilderment even more so were the comments made by the Minister for Child Protection Helen Morton, and I quote: “As obvious as it seems, we need to be extra vigilant and develop fail-safe checks for remembering there is a child in our car.
“This can be as simple as putting your wallet, handbag or phone next to child’s car seat.”
Sorry minister, you have lost me on that one. If a mother needs to put such mundane items next to her child’s seat as a reminder to her that she has a child in the car, then she doesn’t deserve to have a child. Olly Wrensted Geraldton