More children died in hot cars in the United States in 2018 than any other year on record. According to the National Safety Council, 51 children died last year from what is classified as pediatric vehicular heatstroke. This broke the previous record number of 49 set in 2010.
The council's free online training "Children in Hot Cars" addresses, among other things, how distractions can lead to children being left in the car unattended. Nick Smith, interim president and CEO of the council, says this new training will go a long way in teaching people how to avoid behaviors that can lead to these tragic deaths.
The council has also come out with a video detailing one father's tragic experience. Find out what Reggie is doing to raise awareness about the dangers of leaving kids in hot cars.