I was walking out of this convenience store the other evening with my child and as my son got into the back seat and buckled up ( he is 5 years in age), I closed the van door and walked around and got in.
To my left a woman in a small 4 door car pulled up, got out and left her car running.
Here is my issue with this scenario:
She left the car running.
She had a 3 year old in the front seat and no seat belt on her.
NO one in the back seat.
**And there were a few men out front, and one whom always begs for your change.
I sat there and was shocked that with all the kidnappings that go on/car jackings here that take place, that a parent would leave her 3 yr old in the car, and was IN the front seat!
I was so shocked to see a mother leave a car running, 3 yr old in the car to go in a store, minutes later walk out.....with cigarettes and a bag of chips!
Ever see this where yo
Asked by Anonymous at 2:46 AM on Dec. 19, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Unfortunately yes. But unfortunately for them I am a mandated reporter and a social worker who is licensed in my state. If I see an unsafe situation then I am obligated by law to report it. I just discreetly get a tag number and call it in. I don't put myself in danger and try and follow or track anyone down. If I can manage it then I do and if not then I am not responsible for any accidents either. I make a reasonable effort. Which means hopefully a police officer can stop the car and give a ticket, lecture, or whatever. I don't go looking for these things but when they happen I do have a duty to make officials aware of a possible situation. It is better than having them respond to a car accident with a dead child.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:25 PM on Dec. 19, 2009