Hot cars & kids don't mix [Editorial]

In the past 15 years, more than 600 children have died in vehicles from heat stroke in the U.S. USA Today last week responded to the death of a 22-month-old child who died in Georgia after being left in a vehicle by compiling a list of facts associated with children's deaths caused by heat stroke. Among those, USA Today noted that since 1998 an average of 38 children have died each year in hot cars. Of those, 70 percent were age 2 or younger. While 20 percent of the deaths happened because the caregiver intentionally left the child in vehicle, USA Today noted that in about 30 percent of the cases the child got in the vehicle without anyone knowing and then could not get out. ...