Tag: Heat Stroke

  • June 2nd, 2020

This July is National Child Heatstroke Prevention Month. 851 children have died due to vehicular heatstroke since 1998, but all of these deaths could have been prevented. These are the statistics as of May 28, 2020: Child heatstroke fatalities in 2020: 2 Child heatstroke fatalities in 2019: 52 Child heatstroke fatalities in 2018: 53 Child […]

  • May 21st, 2020

NHTSA recognizes that States and our law enforcement and first responder partners are working tirelessly to respond to the current public health emergency. In order for States to prioritize public health, NHTSA is postponing its currently scheduled traffic safety campaigns, including the Distracted Driving, Heatstroke Awareness, and Click It or Ticket campaigns. NHTSA recognizes that […]

  • October 17th, 2019

While the 2020 NHTSA Communications Calendar is substantially similar to the 2019 calendar, we are excited to announce a few new opportunities: Vehicle Safety Recall Awareness Week March 2-6, 2020 Consider participating in VIN check-up events, and distributing NHTSA vehicle safety recall awareness campaign materials available on TSM. Heatstroke Awareness Day May 1, 2020 Along with […]

  • July 28th, 2017

On Monday, July 31, NHTSA will host a #HeatstrokeKills Tweetup to help raise awareness about the dangers of vehicular heatstroke. Vehicular heatstroke kills a child in the United States every nine days. Since 1998, there have been 726 deaths, 26 already this year. Each loss is 100-percent preventable. It’s time to stop vehicular heatstroke from […]

  • July 24th, 2017

Heatstroke is the leading cause of vehicular non-crash-related deaths for children under 14. In fact, each year, an average of 37 children have died from vehicle heatstroke between 1998-2015. While it seems like an impossible mistake to make, every parent or caregiver can potentially become distracted, and distractions often fuel this devastating situation. No one is […]

  • June 22nd, 2016

So far this year, at least 16 children have reportedly died from heatstroke after being left in hot cars by their caregivers — more than double the number who perished by this time last year. General Motors is offering a potential solution on its 2017 GMC Acadia SUV, a system it calls the Rear Seat […]