Heat Kills Kids in Cars
In 2015, 24 children in the U.S. died from heatstroke because they were left in hot cars.
Young children overheat more quickly than grownups. And cars can overheat to deadly levels in minutes.
To keep your child safe, follow these steps:
Never leave a child alone in a car.
When you put a child in the backseat of your car, put a cellphone, purse, or something else you need next to the child.
Lock your car to keep children from getting in while it’s parked. About 30 percent of kids who die in a hot car get into it on their own.
Kids and hot cars are a deadly combination. No matter what the weather, always check the back seat of your car to ensure that no child is left inside. If you see a child alone in a car, take action! Call 911 immediately.
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