Unfortunately, it’s more common that we think for young children to be left in hot cars in which they suffer from heatstroke. Even great parents can forget a child in the back seat.
Get The Facts:
• In 10 minutes, a car can heat up 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
• Cracking a window will not help to cool down the car.
• Your car can get up to 110 degrees when it is in the 60s outside.
• A child’s body temperature can rise up to five times faster than an adult’s.
• Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees outside!
• A child dies when his/her temperature reaches 107.
• Never leave a child alone in a car.
• Make it your routine to check the back seat every time you plan on leaving your vehicle.
• Never let your kids play in an unattended vehicle.
• Never intentionally leave a child in a vehicle, even if it is just for 5 minutes.