The number of reported heat deaths in vehicles is higher than ever. Nothing pisses me off more than seeing kids in a car while the parent is in a store or something. There were 31 in 1999, 28 in 2000 and 34 in 2001 and many go unreported. Many people do not realize just how quickly cars and trucks can become stifling death traps. Interior temperatures can soar to 105 in less than a half-hour on a 72-degree day. Cracking the windows only slows the heat buildup. It says a little bit about the society we live in today. We’re rushed, we’re hurried; one little change can mean the difference between life and death.’’
Please think before leaving your kids in a vehicle by themselves.