Chesterfield 8th grader aims to save lives with ‘BabyIn BabyOut’ campaign

Chesterfield 8th grader aims to save lives with ‘BabyIn BabyOut’ campaign
Hannah Rhudy, 14, is the creator of ‘BabyIn BabyOut,' a car tag that reminds drivers to take children out of cars. (Source: NBC12)

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - One Chesterfield eighth-grader is aiming to prevent hot car deaths.

Hannah Rhudy, 14, is the creator of ‘BabyIn BabyOut,' a car tag that reminds drivers to take children out of cars.

The tag hangs from the rear-view mirror, with the pink side reading ‘Baby In,’ and the green side reading ‘Baby Out.’

Rhudy said she came up with the idea after two twins in Chesterfield, and another child in Henrico, died last year in hot cars.

“This is a horrible way to lose lives and yet it happens to frequently. So, I really started thinking of a way to solve this problem,” said Rhudy.

The campaign provides car tags and other educational materials to help raise awareness and reminds drivers not to leave children in hot vehicles.

Many local police departments and sheriff’s departments have noticed Rhudy’s idea.

The tags are currently available in Ashland, Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Richmond.

Read more about the campaign on the ‘BabyIn BabyOut’ website.

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