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Safety checklist: How to keep your child safe from heat stroke in cars

KidsAndCars.org, a national nonprofit organization for child vehicle safety, provides the following ‘Be Safe’ safety tips to parents and caretakers to help ensure children are kept safe in cars.
KidsAndCars.org, a national nonprofit organization for child vehicle safety, provides the following ‘Be Safe’ safety tips to parents and caretakers to help ensure children are kept safe in cars. AP Photo

Experts say it only takes 20 minutes for the interior of a vehicle to reach extreme temperatures–even on days that seem relatively mild.

Yet every year dozens of children are being forgotten in vehicles by parents and caregivers who may be distracted, fatigued or are experiencing a break in daily routine.

READ MORE: What kind of person could forget a child in a car? Anyone, experts say

To avoid heat stroke-related injury and death, never leave a child alone in the car, even for a minute. Make sure to also keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids do not get in on their own.

KidsAndCars.org, a national nonprofit organization for child vehicle safety, has the following ‘Be Safe’ safety tips for parents and caretakers:

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Infographic credit: courtesy of KidsAndCars.org

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