An aggressive campaign is underway to lower and hopefully eliminate the number of children being left in hot cars.
Safekids.org is being joined by emergency responders and law enforcement to get prevention tips to parents and other caretakers.
For instance a demonstration showed how an outside temperature of 86 degrees translated into 144 degrees in a locked car.
"Think of this acronym, ACT. You can avoid heat stroke by never leaving your child alone in a car. Not even a minute. The 'C' stands for create reminders. Put something you need at your final destination in the back seat. Be it a purse, brief case, better yet your cell phone. You won't be tempted to take that call," said Kate Carr, chief executive officer of Safe Kids Worldwide.
Carr says the "T" stands for take action. She says if you see a child locked in a car, call 911 immediately.
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