In 2018, at least 52 children were killed in hot cars, the highest number on record. On average, 38 children die each year from heat-related deaths after being left or becoming trapped in a vehicle. The temperature inside a car can reach 125 degrees in
a matter of minutes—even with the windows cracked—and a child’s body overheats 3-5 times faster than that of an adult. In combination, these factors create a deadly situation that could easily be avoided with a simple fix.