Experts give tips to avoid hot car deaths

With temperatures on the rise, experts are warning against the dangers of hot cars.



Doctors say that when it's just 70 degrees outside, the temperature in the car can go up to 120 degrees, which is why parents should not leave their children in there for even a short amount of time in the summer.



The nonprofit Kids And Cars says 44 children in the U.S. died from sitting in a hot car last year.



To prevent this kind of tragedy, experts suggest putting a simple note on the dashboard or leaving a personal item by the car seat so as to not forget that a child is in the car.



They also say you should call 911 if you ever see a child in a car alone on a hot summer day.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."