State Police Warning On Children And Heatstroke

With summer about here, Michigan State Police are reminding everyone of the dangers of leaving kids in cars, if even for just a few minutes. Police say 44 children died from heatstroke after being left in cars nationwide in 2013, noting the temperature in a parked vehicle can rise 20 degrees in as little as ten minutes. A child’s body heats up three to five times faster than an adult’s, making them more susceptible to heatstroke, and so police say you should never leave one in a parked car for any length of time. The MSP recommends parents leave themselves a note in the car reminding them of this, to keep a bag or other item in the backseat so they’ll look back before walking away, and to ask their daycare providers to call if their child doesn’t arrive on time. You can find out more right here.