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Hot Cars- Death Trap for Children

Hot Cars became a death trap for thirty children last year. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash related fatalities for children 14 and younger. Children are at a greater risk of dying from heat stroke than adults. A child's temperature heats up 3 to 5 times faster than adults. The data from Safe Car collected since 1998 reveal that 53% of the children were forgotten by a busy parent or a caregiver. It has happened to good parents who don't usually take their child to daycare and it has happened to daycare workers that did not check the back of the van for sleeping children. 29% the children were playing in an unattended vehicle. 17% were left intentionally, in this case most of the parents or caregivers had the mistaken idea that the car was not that hot they tragically believed that cracking the windows would keep their children safe. As summer approaches we suggest you go to the link below and download a hot car fact sheet to share with parents, caregivers and daycare workers.

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