June 7, 2016 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #617822
I read this tip online to help prevent forgetting a child in the car. After buckling your child in, take off your left shoe and put it near the child. You’ll notice the second you step out of the car that your shoe is off and look for it.June 7, 2016 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm #1154571
I do that, and I have sensors in the car which are connected to an app which reminds me to take off my shoe, otherwise I’d forget.June 7, 2016 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #1154572
If you drive without a shoe your foot might slip off the gas pedal. (For lefties who drive with their left foot.)June 7, 2016 7:52 pm at 7:52 pm #1154573
DaasYochid- Low tech version is have a giant message written into the carseat to remind you.
Joseph- Even lefties should drive with their right foot, based on where the pedals are. If they have a customized car with the pedals on the left side then they can do the same thing with their right shoe.June 7, 2016 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm #1154574
Gamanit – What if they’re in England, where they drive on the left side of the road (and the steering wheel is on the right side of the car)?June 7, 2016 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm #1154575B1g B0yParticipant
Joseph, I dont want to give away your age but these days even lefties learn how to drive with their right foot.June 7, 2016 8:02 pm at 8:02 pm #1154576
Low tech version is have a giant message written into the carseat to remind you.
That’s obviously not effective, or you would have recommended that to remind you not to leave your child in the car.
So what I used do was, I used to always walk around with only my left shoe on. This way, when I would drive, I would have to put my right one on, (see http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/low-tech-tip-to-help-prevent-child-left-in-car#post-612700), which reminded to take my left shoe off.
The app is more comfortable.June 7, 2016 8:26 pm at 8:26 pm #1154577
B1g B0y – You’re talking about left-handed people; I’m talking about left-footed people.June 7, 2016 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm #1154578–Participant
What if they’re in England, where they drive on the left side of the road (and the steering wheel is on the right side of the car)?
The Cadillac Pedal Arrangement from the 1916 Type 53 is standard worldwide.June 8, 2016 12:07 am at 12:07 am #1154580
DY 🙂 I meant a low tech version of reminding you to take your shoe off. The carseat should have a large note “Put your left shoe here”June 8, 2016 12:53 am at 12:53 am #1154581
Or the dashboard could have a large sign “take Shpritzy out of the car”.
Then you’re less likely to lose your shoe.June 8, 2016 1:24 am at 1:24 am #1154582MammeleParticipant
Seriously speaking, if you usually don’t have a baby in the car with you (i.e. your spouse normally drives her to play group, he missed his school bus, your neighbor asked you for a favor etc.) the suggested reminder is to put something you’ll need when you arrive at your destination in the back seat next to the car seat. For most women that would be their hand bag, for men perhaps a briefcase, business folder, tefillin, keys etc. (Used to be you could put your cell phone in the back, but with many people using GPS on their phone for driving directions I don’t know. If one doesn’t need driving directions/traffic alerts from their phone App it may be a good option to prevent distracted driving as well.)
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