Kids Heat Safety in Hot Cars


Here are some helpful tips that can prevent your child from having heat-related illness, or worse:

  • Never leave a child of any age in a vehicle unattended for any length of time. Rolling down the windows or parking in shaded areas does little to change the interior temperature of the vehicle.
  • Make it a habit to check your entire vehicle before locking it, especially the back seat.
  • Try placing a personal item like a purse, water bottle, or keys in the back seat to act as an extra reminder to check your vehicle before locking it and walking away.
  • Some cars have built-in reminders to check for children – pay attention to them.

If you see a child alone in a locked car, act immediately and call 911.


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