Think. Prevent. Live. Keep Our Children Safe

A collaboration of the Oklahoma Child Death Review Board, Oklahoma Department of Human Services and partner agencies


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Abuse and Neglect
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Fire Safety
Think.Prevent.Live. - Hot Car
Hot Car
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Vehicle Safety
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Water Safety

Hot Car Dangers


A child’s body temperature rises at a rate at least three times faster than an adult’s. Vehicles heat up quickly. If it’s 85 degrees outside, a car can heat to 120 degrees in just 30 minutes. Remember, it is now a misdemeanor in Oklahoma to leave a child 6 years old or younger unattended in a motor vehicle.


What you can do:

  • If you see a child alone in a hot vehicle, call 911. Get them out quickly.
  • Never, ever leave children unattended in a car – not for any length of time or to run a quick errand – not even with windows down and a windshield shade in place.
  • When transporting a child, place everything that belongs to the child in the front seat and place everything that belongs to you in the back on the floor.
  • Check your vehicle every time you get out.  Ensure all children have left the car.
  • Never leave your car keys where children can get them.
  • Keep car doors and trunks locked at all times.


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Last Updated:  6/25/2013