AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Gov. Nathan Deal and several state agencies are asking people to Look Again in a new YouTube video. The campaign is to help raise awareness about leaving children unattended in hot cars during the summer.
Since 2010, seven children have died as a result of vehicular heat stroke, according to a release from the governor's office. Already in 2014, the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning has responded to 18 calls about children being left alone in cars.
The video features parents who have lost children to vehicular heat stroke, and the hope is that this will help raise awareness about the issue and to prevent it from happening in the future.
Merwin and Emily Severtson have three children of their own, and say they support the campaign and the message it send to parents.
"I've seen quite a few times where a parent will go in just for a minute or two and then they lose track of time and they end up being in the store longer," Merwin Severtson said.
"On those hot summer days especially in other states where it gets really hot, if I'm sitting there warm they're definitely going to be warm," Emily Severtson said.
To watch the full video and to learn more about the campaign click here.