The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) reminds all Georgians that it is never safe to leave a child or pet alone in a hot car. During our state’s brutal heat wave it is especially critical that everyone do their part to keep the most vulnerable safe.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than half (54%) of all vehicle-related heatstroke deaths in children are caused by a child accidentally being left in the car. (For more information on preventing hot car deaths visit

Recommended for you


I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

Trending Videos