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Kids and Hot Cars Don’t Mix

Posted by Jessica Lanerie, M.D. on Jul 11, 2018 8:08:00 AM

It’s July, and temperatures in Houston have already exceeded 100 degrees with humidity factored in. During the summer, it’s incredibly important to stay vigilant when it comes to leaving children in the car. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on average, one child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle nearly every 10 days in the United States. In 2017, there were 42 accidental heat-related car deaths in the United States, and seven of those were in Texas. 

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Topics: forgetting kids in the car, the danger of kids in hot cars, heat related car deaths, never leave a child alone in a car

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