Drive Well Vermont

Heat Stroke Awareness

Heat Stroke Backseat Child

Never leave anyone in the car on a warm day, for any amount of time. Keep your loved ones safe and cool.

Why It Matters:

Did you know a car’s temperature can rise 20 degrees in just 10 minutes? You should never leave a loved one unattended in a car. Practice heat stroke prevention and always look before you lock.

Heat Stroke Awareness Video

Even at an outside temperature of 60 degrees, the temperature inside your vehicle can reach 110 degrees.


  • A child’s body temperature rises three to five times faster than an adult’s.
  • Heatstroke begins when the core body temperature reaches about 104 degrees.
  • Rolling down or “cracking” a window does not cool down the car enough to leave someone inside of it on a warm day.
Drive Well Vermont*** December 11, 2023