In 55% of all cases, parents were unaware child was left in locked car!
Studies show a person’s working memory is comprised of 2 parts, Prospective Memory and Semantic Memory. One helps us to remember to do something in the future, the other puts people on Auto Pilot to perform functions automatically without having to remember.
Life Can Be Hectic
Any change to routine, sleep deprivation or stress, can disrupt action and suppress important things to remember, even awareness of a child left in a car.