So far, 20-children in the U.S. have died of heat stroke because they were
left in vehicles on a very hot day.
Director Carma Hanson of Safe Kids-Grand Forks says parents must
remember children's bodies overheat three to five-times faster than adults.
So Hanson says parents conduct reminders so they never forget a child in the
backseat. That means leaving a purse or briefcase in the backseat or program
an alarm on your phone or a security check with your daycare center.
Hanson says children can also get into a hot vehicle and become
entrapped. Hanson says children should never play in and around a vehicle at
all. Also, a vehicle should always be locked so children cannot get into it.
Hanson also says children should never be intentionally left in a vehicle.
She's also concerned 20-children have died already in hot vehicles. That's
halfway to the average of 40 and it's only mid-July.