In the past nine years, an estimated 320 children have died due to heatstroke after being trapped or intentionally left inside a vehicle. While the temperature outside may not be unbearably hot, the temperature inside a sealed car can reach levels between 45 to 50 degrees higher.
With soundbites provided by NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Jeff Burton, this globalEyeNews Video Report expounds on how test results from GM and Safe Kids Worldwide indicate that the temperatures inside a car with the windows rolled up can increase by 19 to 20 degrees in just 10 minutes.
These quickly rising temperatures in tandem with further study results revealing that a child's core body temperature increases at rates three to five times faster than adults provide a deadly combination. This is why, leaving a child inside a car, even for a short period of time, may prove fatal.