High-tech helping parents not forget children in hot cars

- The blistering heat can make anyone weak!

"I never leave my kids in the car because if it's too hot for me, it has to be double for them because they are younger," Harrisburg resident Nilka Holland said.

What some people may not know is that children's bodies can overheats 3‐5 times faster than an adult according to the non-profit organization Kidsandcar.org.

Numbers show, over thirty kids a year die from being trapped or left in hot cars.

"These people that forget these things, these living beings in their vehicle, they need something that's going to remind them," Concord resident Tanner Sowards said.

Experts say there's no set reason why people leave children in hot cars but many say one contributing factor is that life simply gets too busy and they sadly often times just get distracted.

"Life can get really crazy all of the sudden. You can forget that your kids in a car if they are being quiet, I’ve see people leave their kids at the grocery store before," Soward said.

"Whatever it takes to make sure we are not leaving our kids in the cars. If it takes leaving one shoe on the back and driving with just one shoe, or your purse, your briefcase, whatever,” High Point resident Lanorde Willis said.

The good news is there are some high-tech options like the  "Sense A Life" system. You can install in your car. One part goes in the car seat and the other by the door. Once you open the door it will give you an audio cue and will also send you an alert on your phone.

There are other free apps out there like “Wazes” that you can set reminders in and once you get to your location that you need to take the child out of the car with you.

Even some car manufacturers are now offering an alert system and some local stores are also doing their part to warn parents so no one else has to die

"Our goal is to save lives and to make sure these defenseless lives have somebody looking out for them," "Sense A Life" Co-Founder Fadi Shamma said.

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