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National Heat Stroke Awareness Day - July 31st

posted Jul 23, 2013, 12:34 PM by Justin Eberly   [ updated Jul 23, 2013, 12:35 PM ]

A child dies from heatstroke about once every 10 days from being left alone in a hot vehicle. In fact, heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle fatality for kids 14 and younger, but these are tragedies that are 100% preventable.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is asking the public safety community to help raise awareness about the dangers of kids and cars through a concerted daylong social media conversation. NHTSA is reaching out to its state and safety partners to tweet and post on Facebook every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will use the hash tag #heatstroke on all its social media posts and asks the public safety community to do the same. 

You and your members can follow NHTSA on Twitter at @NHTSAgov or like NHTSA on Facebook at:


Other information about heatstroke in children in cars can be found at: