Anorak

Anorak | Treffly Coyne And Killing Kids In Cars

Treffly Coyne And Killing Kids In Cars

by | 13th, March 2008

britney_spears_kids_driving_.jpg“I AM talking tens of thousands of people who leave their kids in the car for any period of time all around America,” says Janette Fennell, founder and “president” of Kansas-based Kids and Cars. “People don’t appreciate the dangers of leaving a child alone in the car.”

And we must. So must American mother Treffly Coyne who is due in court after a community service officer spotted her sleeping 2-year-old daughter alone in the family vehicle. Mrs Coyne had taken her two older daughters to donate money Salvation Army collection box.

So what are the dangers, Janette? A look her website tells us some of the dangers children are exposed to:

• Being inadvertently backed over in a driveway or parking lot
• Being left in a vehicle where the temperatures can reach deadly levels in minutes
• Knocking the vehicle into gear and setting the vehicle into motion
• Strangulation by a power window, sunroof or power accessory
• Being taken by a stranger in the course of a car theft
• Hopping into a car trunk during an innocent game of hide-and-seek
• Carbon monoxide poisoning
• Finding matches that set the car aflame
• Leaving the vehicle alone to go to the bathroom, or to go looking for you
• Being kidnapped from the vehicle

“KIDS AND CARS’ mission is to assure no child dies or is injured in a non-traffic, motor vehicle related event.”

The ways to achieve this are twofold:

1. Do not allow children into cars
2. Kill all children.

Reading Janette’s site we acknowledge that Plan 1 is a pipe dream and Plan 2 is well advanced.

Back to Mrs Coyne who could, as the Mail says, be sentenced to a year in jail and fined £1,250.

Says she: “It’s sleeting out, it’s not pleasant, I don’t want to disturb her, wake her up. It was safer to leave her in the safety and warmth of an alarmed car than take her.”

Not a chance.

As the Mail notes, “statistics show thousands of children are injured and dozens die every year after being left unattended near or inside vehicles.”

Mrs Coyne might just as well have left a gun in her glove compartment, stuck a hose in the exhaust pipe while the kids fight in the back seats and try mum’s patience..



Posted: 13th, March 2008 | In: Tabloids Comments (12) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink