Left in the Car

It may be tempting to leave your child in the car while you run a quick errand, but it can cost your kids their lives.

The temperature inside a car on a summer day can rise up to 40 degrees in just 15 minutes.

Experts says parents should never leave their kids alone in a car, but especially never when the temperature is above 60 degrees outside.

Children and the elderly are more susceptible to heat, so a parent might not even realize it's too hot for their kids.

A hot car has no air circulation, and kids can become dehydrated or suffer from hyperthermia.

The National Safe Kids Campaign says 30 kids died last year from hyperthermia after being left in a car.