Ky. campaign to protect children from hot cars

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials will launch a campaign Monday to help keep children from being killed or injured from being left in a hot vehicle.

Safe Kids USA says last year was the worst on record in terms of children dying in the U.S. after being left unattended in vehicles.

A total of 49 children between the ages of 2 months and 6 years died from vehicular hyperthermia in 2010.

The organization recommends leaving a purse or briefcase in the back seat of the vehicle or setting a cell phone alarm as a reminder when a child is in the car and says to leave car doors locked when you're not around so kids won't climb inside to play.

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