Hot Cars Resources
We are committed to saving the lives of children and pets from hot car-related risks through data collection, research and analysis, education and awareness programs, policy change, product redesign and support of families. Help us achieve this goal.Donate to Save a Child's Life
The majority of parents and caregivers are misinformed and would like to believe that a hot car tragedy will never happen to them. In over half of hot car deaths, the person responsible for the child unknowingly left them in the vehicle. In most situations, this happens to loving, caring, and protective parents. It has happened to a teacher, dentist, social worker, police officer, nurse, clergyman, soldier, and even a rocket scientist. It can happen to anyone…
Click the "Year" below to show a list of Hot Car Deaths.
Kids and Car Safety’s (formerly KidsAndCars.org) unique data collection, research, and analysis have identified emerging trends in how children and pets are being injured or killed in nontraffic vehicle-related incidents. This early detection system has enabled Kids and Car Safety (KACS) to measure the significance of risks that have been historically unrecognized and successfully implement campaigns and Federal regulations to reduce and even eliminate those risks.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The data below vastly underestimates the true magnitude of nontraffic fatal incidents involving children. The data represents the incidents Kids and Car Safety has documented involving children < 14 years of age. More detailed data available upon request.
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2. Hover over a state to see the total number of children involved.
3. Click on a state to view a list of incidents for that state.
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Kids and Cars Safety is devoted to eliminating vehicle-related risks to children and pets through data collection, research and analysis, public education and awareness programs, policy change, product redesign and supporting families to channel their grief into positive change.Donate to Save a Child's Life