As the weather heats up, WisDOT has some tips to keep kids safe from vehicle-related heatstrokes

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – As the week heats up with high temperatures in the 80s, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reminding residents that heatstroke remains to be the number one vehicle-related killer of children in the U.S.

According to WisDOT, around 52 children died in 2019 from heatstroke, and this year alone there have already been 4 heatstroke-related deaths in children reported.

To prevent these deaths that the WisDOT says could have been prevented, it is providing some safety tips for residents to take.

  • Never leave a child in a vehicle unattended.
  • Make it a habit to look in the back seat every time you exit the car.
  • If you see a child in a hot vehicle, make sure the child is okay and responsive, if not call 911 immediately.
  • If the child appears to be okay, attempt to locate the parents or alert the facility’s security or management personnel.

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