Children in Hot Cars


Just a reminder again... it's Summer and it's HOT....

Kids and Cars, says that already this year, 48 children have died of hyperthermia in cars in the United States. This is a new record in the 13 years statistics have been available. An average of 37 children in the United States die each year from hyperthermia in cars.

According to the Child Safety experts , the interior air temperature of the vehicle can rise about 39 degrees in 5 minutes, about 45 degrees in 10 minutes, and 61 degrees in 30 minutes, and nearly 80 degrees  in an hour. Thus after an hour in direct sunlight, the air temperature in the vehicle can reach 135°F.