Parents urged to check the back of their vehicles before they get out
In the heat we've been experiencing, it takes just minutes for conditions inside a car to get dangerously hot. With that in mind, a new study on safety devices suggests that parents should not rely solely on these devices.
Some of them attach to child restraints using sensors, to tell whether parents have left a young child in a hot car. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says dozens of children die every year from heat stroke in hot cars.
Some of these kids were left inside by their parents or caregivers. Others crawl into the cars by themselves.
The NHTSA urges parents, especially new parents with babies, to check the back of their vehicles everytime they get out. You are also urged to call 9-1-1 if you see a child left alone in a vehicle today.