Hot weather is here and with it comes one of the most dangerous times for kids, 42 of whom died in hot cars last year. Even when outdoor temperatures are cool, closed up cars trap heat quickly and become deadly for children. On hot, summer days like the ones we’re expecting this weekend- the danger is especially acute for children, older dependent adults and pets. When the outside temperature is 86, interior temps can go up at least 19 degrees in as few as 10 minutes. In more than half of hot-car death cases, parents simply forget their child is in the back seat. Among tips to prevent a tragedy is keeping a stuffed toy in the front seat, and make putting it in the child car seat a routine every time you exit the car.