Hot car deaths reach 9 in 2024, highlight increased risk amid intense heat

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As much of the nation deals with sweltering conditions, officials are warning of the dangers of leaving children and pets in hot vehicles. The temperature inside a parked car in a sunny spot rockets to dangerous levels in minutes. The rate at which temperatures rise the fastest occurs within the first 10 minutes, according to...

The inside temperature of a parked car in a sunny spot rockets to dangerous levels in minutes. The rate at which temperatures rise the fastest occurs within the first 10 minutes.President and Founder of Kids and Car Safety, Janette Fennell shares her tips for keeping all your passengers safe during hot days.

As much of the nation deals with sweltering conditions, officials are warning of the dangers of leaving children and pets in hot vehicles. The temperature inside a parked car in a sunny spot rockets to dangerous levels in minutes. The rate at which temperatures rise the fastest occurs within the first 10 minutes, according toIn the latest heartbreaking incident marking the ninth hot car death in the United States in 2024, an Arizona girl died after she was.

Heatstroke can start when the body reaches a core temperature of 104 degrees. Death can occur at 107 degrees. Because a child’s body temperature rises three to five times faster than an adult’s, a hot car can quickly become dangerous. Dogs left in cars face the same risk; their only way to cool down is through sweat glands on their paws or by panting.Hot car deaths continue to be a pressing concern across the country.

Kids and Car Safety is also monitoring three additional child fatalities pending autopsy results. The organization has tracked hot vehicle deaths for years and is pushing automakers to add more technology to prevent them.Winter Center

 

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