Purple Ribbon Month honors Kaitlyn’s Law
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — July is Purple Ribbon Month, this is an important reminder to never leave a child alone in a vehicle.
The month-long campaign is in honor of Kaitlyn’s Law. The law was signed into effect in 2001 after 6-month-old Kaitlyn Marie Russell was left unattended in a vehicle for two hours and ultimately died.Never miss a story, set KGET.com as your default homepage
It makes it a citable offense to leave a child alone in a vehicle unless they’re with a child over the age of 12.
The national safety council says the number of child hot car deaths for 2021 was 23. So far this year, 10 deaths have been reported.Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.