Heatstroke kills children. It seems so simple to correct, never leave a baby alone in a car. Yet, every year children die of heatstroke from confinement in a hot vehicle. At least two children in the United States die every week in hot vehicles during the summer months, according to the National Safety Council. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that as of July 12, 19 children have died this year in the United States after being left in hot cars.
What you can you to make sure this tragedy never happens to a child in your care?
The fatality count of 170 is an increase of eight since last Monday. In all of 2016, 405 people were killed on Iowa highways. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at https://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/stats/daily.pdf