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This is a graphic illustration with a child heatstroke safety message.Child Safety

Overview: Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of non-crash fatalities among children.

Prevention Tips

What You Need to Know, Now

  • Always Look Before You Lock
  • Keep in Mind a Child’s Sensitivity to Heat
  • Understand the Potential Consequences of Kids in Hot Cars

Traffic Safety Marketing: Heatstroke Prevention Toolkit

Remember to ACT

  • Avoid heatstroke.
  • Create reminders.
  • Take action.

Take Action Toolkit to Prevent Heatstroke

This is a double-sided infographic: Awareness is Key. Distraction is Deadly.Since 1998, approximately 25% of all child hot car deaths have occured in a parked car at the driver’s place of work. Get free resources to raise awareness of safety risks and prevent more tragedies.


Print this color graphic double-sided, then cut the page in half to create two handouts.


This pocket-size magazine has all of the key facts on parking lot distraction and hot cars. Half the fun is folding it! Watch our quick video to learn how:

Traffic Tabloid

Here are two Traffic Tabloid pieces devoted to the subject of parking lots, distraction and hot cars. Download, print and display:

Safety Checklist

This checklist is designed to help parents, caregivers and all those who transport children build safe habits into their daily routines. Download and share:

Safety Huddle

Use this one-page guide to create a safety talk or raise awareness of distraction risks in a workplace setting or at a community meeting. Download and share:

Talking Points

Educate everyone who cares for your child about vehicle heating dynamics, the lure of unattended cars to curious children and the power of autopilot on the brain.

Vehicle Heating Dynamics

How fast can a parked car heat up? Download and share this postcard-sized vehicle heating dynamics graphic. Then, cut it in half and create two handouts:

What Else Can You Do?

Get up-to-date tracking of pediatric vehicular heatstroke deaths and vehicle heating information from San Jose State University Adjunct Professor of Meterology Jan Null:

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A child left in a hot car is depicted in this image, but technology in the car detected her presence. And she was not a victim of pediatric vehicular heatstroke.Heatstroke

Download these free resources to raise awareness of risks and prevent more tragedies:

  • Child stories
  • Fact sheets
  • Safety tips
  • Charts
  • Graphics
  • Public Service Announcements
  • Sample social media posts
  • Studies

What to Do If You See a Child Alone in a Vehicle?

Videos to Watch and Share

What’s the Law?

Find out what states have laws making it illegal to leave a child unattended in a vehicle.

Prevent Child Deaths in Hot Cars:

  • Facts about Hot Cars & Keeping Kids Safe
  • Know the Laws in Your State
  • Take Action if You See a Child Alone in a Car
  • What to do if the child is not responsive or in pain
  • What to do if the child is responsive
  • Things You Can Do to Prevent the Unthinkable

Protecting Children from Extreme Heat: Information for Parents

  • Prevention tips
  • Potential Health Effects of Extreme Heat
  • When to Call Your Pediatrician

Information about Extreme Heat

  • Information available in Spanish

Heat and Infants and Children

Resource for children: Ready Wrigley Prepares for Extreme Heat

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association is actively involved in efforts to prevent children from dying in hot cars. JPMA believes that the most universal way to avert these tragedies is to equip new passenger vehicles with reminder systems and consider the potential for retrofitting existing vehicles with such systems.

Read the full statement: JPMA Hyperthermia/Heatstroke Position Statement.

Protecting Children from Heatstroke in Vehicles

Watch: Kristin Kingsley, a mechanical engineer and auto safety policy consultant, moderates this recorded webinar. The featured speakers: Amy Artuso, senior program manager with the National Safety Council and former chair of the National Child Passenger Safety Board; and Jan Null, an adjunct professor/lecturer of meteorology at the University of San Francisco and San Jose State University.

Heatstroke in Cars

Keeping Cars Safe for Kids: Working to Prevent Pediatric Heatstroke. This discussion focuses on ways to help prevent pediatric heatstroke through public awareness and technology advancements.

Resources and information, including a voluntary commitment by vehicle manufacturers