Tips to Avoid Child Heatstroke

Always Look Before You Lock

  • Always check the back seats of your vehicle before you lock it and walk away.
  • If someone else is driving your child, or your daily routine has been altered, always check to make sure your child has arrived safely.

Keep in Mind a Child’s Sensitivity to Heat

  • In 10 minutes, a car’s temperature can rise over 20 degrees.
  • Even at an outside temperature of 60 degrees, the temperature inside your car can reach 110 degrees.
  • A child dies when his/her body temperature reaches 107 degrees.

Understand the Potential Consequences of Kids in Hot Cars

  • Severe injury or death
  • Being arrested and jailed
  • A lifetime of regret

NHTSA Child Safety

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