Drowning is the leading cause of death for children under six years old in Texas, yet the state has no laws governing access control of residential swimming pools. Sadly, drowning is a persistent problem throughout the United States.
After her grandson became a victim of a tragic childhood drowning, Kim felt the need to take a stand by creating a Care2 petition.
“This is very near and dear to my heart and I don’t want to see another child drowned due to senselessness. Law’s protect us and I feel this is a NO brainer. I hope that the Texas Legislature will consider and pass the law to better protect our children.”
Many, like Kim, are speaking out to educate people on the issue, so others do not have to experience this tragedy first hand.
There are simple measures one can take to prevent children, adults and even pets from drowning — and a law enforcing these measures could limit the number of deaths and injuries per year. One easy solution could be a law enforcing four-sided pool barriers with self-closing and locking devices, which has been said to reduce the chance of drowning by 50-90%.
Do you want to help prevent people and animals from drowning? If so, sign this petition, today!