Pattaya police taught young children how to free themselves from a locked car.
Traffic Pol. Maj. Aruth Sapanon led the Sept. 5 demonstration for kindergarteners at Pattaya School No. 9.
The lessons were meant to offset to carelessness of parents leaving children alone in hot cars, which routinely leads to child deaths from heat exposure or dehydration. It could also help in cases of kidnapping where a child is locked in a car or van.
Kids were shown how doors can be unlocked from a driver’s side panel, open doors and honk the horn to call for help.
After being told about the various locks and releases, the children practiced getting out of locked vehicles themselves.