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.
Learn more about how you can prevent tragic heatstroke in children.