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'Look Before You Lock' effort being launched

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Federal and state officials are launching a campaign to raise awareness about the problem of leaving children alone in hot cars after the death of a toddler last month.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman has scheduled a news conference for Monday morning at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center. The effort is known as the "Look Before You Lock" campaign.

The campaign follows the death of 15-month-old Benjamin Seitz. Police say his father was supposed to drop him off at day care but went to work and left him in the parked vehicle.

The state's two U.S. senators had previously asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to bolster awareness efforts in Connecticut as part of the "Look Before You Lock" national campaign.

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