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Police department giving out rear-view mirror reminders to help prevent hot car deaths

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 14:08:52-04

(WTXL) — A police department in Missouri is giving out rear-view mirror reminders to help prevent people from leaving babies and children in the backseat.

The O’Fallon Missouri Police Department is giving out free decals with messages like “Baby in the back! Heat-related deaths are preventable,” and “Where’s baby? Look before you lock!'”

“So far this year 13 children have died in the US after being left in hot cars, including one in St. Louis County earlier this month,” the department said on Facebook.

According to KidsandCars.org, on average, 38 children die from heat-related accidents after being trapped inside vehicles every year.