If you were in a car accident, would emergency responders know what to do for your children?
It's a question Wisconsin AAA is urging parents to think about, as they launch an effort to make sure kids are taken care of quickly after an accident.
In many car accidents, child passengers are often the best protected. But Pam Moen of Wisconsin AAA says that can cause confusion for emergency responders if the driver is killed or badly injured. She says it can take many hours before a relative or grandparent can be contacted to care for the child.
To help avoid those situations, AAA is launching the "Baby ICE" initiative. It urges parents to list emergency contact information directly on child safety devices in the vehicle. That way, emergency responders can clearly see who to get in touch with right away.
"ICE" stands for "In Case of Emergency." It's based on an effort that's targeted adults, which urges drivers to designate emergency contacts in their cell phones with the "ICE" acronym, so responders know who to contact.
AAA offices across the state have ICE stickers available that can be placed on car seats.