It’s one of those things that seems to only happen to other people’s children, but that disconnect is why kids continue to die after being left in cars on hot days. With temperatures soaring well over a hundred degrees in the coming days, the California Office of Traffic Safety has released an alert to remind parents, babysitters and caregivers that children should never be left alone in a car. Even when it’s only 80 degrees outside, temperatures inside a car can reach fatal levels in an alarmingly short amount of time. When it’s over a hundred degrees outside, the inside of a car can be 130 degrees in less than 20 minutes, and that’s easily hot enough to kill. Young children’s bodies don’t regulate heat the same way an adult body does. A child’s internal temperature rises 3 to 5 times faster than adults, meaning that hypothermia or heat stroke comes on quickly. Also, nearly a third of heat deaths for children result from them getting into unattended cars to play, so parked cars should be locked. Officials advise that when a child is missing, the first place to check is the swimming pool, and then the trunk of the car.