This year, 11 children died after being left in hot cars in the United States.
Authorities were hoping rates would decrease. In 2015, 24 cases of hot car-related deaths were reported, below the average of 38 from 1998, as per CNN report.
Professionals state these tragedies are most likely to take place when there is a change in regular, which could lead to another parent or caretaker transporting the kid.
Sleep deprivation and moving attention somewhere else are other significant contributing aspects.
“It does seem to be a distraction concern,” Amy Artuso, program supervisor for the NSC informed CNN.
“We don’t have anything scientific to back it up, however more deaths do appear to take place toward the end of the week.”
When the temperature level is 26 degrees Celsius outside, it can reach 32 degrees inside a car that’s parked in the shade, and 71 degrees if the vehicle is parked in the sun, under minutes.
Leaving a kid in those conditions can lead to fines and prison time.