‘That was one of the worst things I have ever gone through.’
Adults are challenged to sit in a hot car for 10 minutes to reveal danger to children… every single adult gives up.
Kars4Kids is an organization based out of New Jersey. The group claims that at least one child dies from heatstroke after being left alone in a car every week. So as part of a social media challenge, they wanted to put adults up to the test.
The organization invited people to spend just 10 minutes inside a hot car. If they could endure the heat, they would win $100.
Well, a number of people took the challenge. Each person was strapped into a restricting car seat in the middle of the day. A red button was placed in front of each participant. They were told to hit the red button if they wanted to opt out at any point.
Not one person made it.
One female participant even said: “I can only imagine how a child or baby would feel in there just waiting from someone to come and get them.”
Total number of U.S. heatstroke deaths of children left in cars, 2015: 9
Total number of U.S. heatstroke deaths of children left in cars, 2014: 31
Total number of U.S. heatstroke deaths of children left in cars, 1998-present: 646
Average number of U.S. child heatstroke fatalities per year since 1998: 37
(sources: Kids4Kars.org & noheatstroke.org)