It was just a day or two ago that I told you about the Child Minder safety alarm. I found it a shame that our hectic lifestyles could put any of us in such a haze that we could actually forget our child in the backseat of the car. It’s an unbelievable tragedy and I thought the 70 dollar safety alarm had its place, even if it saved just one kid.
But can the interest of safety go to far? As of February, one Florida county has an ordinance that requires all licensed daycare centers to install alarms in school vehicles that remind drivers to check for children upon vehicle shut off, and of course a patented device called Kiddie Voice was there to meet the call. Kiddie Voice, was specifically designed to make the driver walk to the back of the van or bus in order to deactivate the system. This feature ensures that drivers check all the seats before they leave the bus.
I understand that a parent who usually doesn’t take their child to daycare could make a tragic mistake, but a school bus driver? It must be so, because stories of child fatalities or heat related injuries on day care vans and school buses continue to make news. But did we really need an ordinance? Palm Beach County passed a similar ordinance last year and more counties in the U.S. are soon to follow suit. Who knows what comes next?
Well, in case your county is next, the Kiddie Voice Child Reminder System is available at atwecgrp.com for under 300 bucks and is activated when the ignition is turned off and can only be disarmed by a button located in the back. Do you think its actually possible to legislate common sense?