What you should know about hyperthermia
Texas leads the nation in hot car deaths among children. The temperature in a car can rise almost 20° F within the first 10 min., so even outside temperatures in the 60s can cause temperatures to rise above 110° F in a car. Children’s bodies overheat easily; a child’s body temperature may rise 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s body temperature.
What Texas law says
Leaving a Child in a Vehicle (PC 22.10):
A person commits an offense if he or she intentionally or knowingly leaves a child in a motor vehicle for longer than 5 minutes knowing that the child is:
1. Younger than 7 years of age and;
2. Not attended by an individual in the vehicle who is 14 years of age or older.
What you can do to prevent hyperthermia
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