WASHINGTON – The first child to die of heatstroke in a car this year sneaked outside his family’s home, climbed into the family car, and became trapped. More than half of the hot car deaths in 2020 have happened the same way. NHTSA urgently asks you to encourage your viewers and readers to always keep their cars locked in the garage or driveway—even if they don’t have children of their own.
With more parents and children at home right now, the risk that unlocked vehicles pose is real – and urgent. Please help us spread the word and protect children in your community.