Danger of Leaving Children in Cars Greater in Florida

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Leaving a child alone in a car is always risky, but in the Florida heat, it can be deadly. A recent article in the Sun Sentinel reminded us that headlines about children dying in hot cars are becoming far too common.

Across the United States, 49 children—from 2 months to 6 years old—died last ear after being left in hot cars, a new record. This also brings the death toll to 495 children since 1998.

Florida, with its perpetually warm temperatures, consistently ranks as the second-worst state in the nation for deaths of kids in cars, according to Safe Kids USA. This is because it can take just 20 minutes for the inside of a closed car to heat up to a killer 109 degrees on an 80-degree day.

Here are a few steps parents can take to prevent a tragic accident.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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