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As Montana heats up..could your car be a death trap?

Just how hot can a car get in the summer?

The interior of a car on average is 20 degrees hotter than the outside temperature. 

Wake up Montana's Mary Jane Belleza conducted an experiment to see first hand, how fast the effects of a car can impact your body temperature and health.

Belleza started out by just sitting in the hot car for roughly ten minutes with all the windows up. Immediately she reported feeling the effects of the hot air set in as she started to feel her skin get hot and sweat.  

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a vehicle can heat up to 20 degrees in just 10 minutes.

Experts say, hot cars can be dangerous and sometimes even deadly especially in the summer months when the weather continually rises.

Aside from heatstroke you can experience nausea, seizures, disorientation and more as your body works overtime to cool off.

And for a child, it's even worse.

According to the NHTSA, a child's body heats up three to five times fast than an adult so it's important to vigilant in these summer months.

So how should you stay cool?

Avoid any heatstroke injury by never leaving your child alone in the car and create reminders to ensure that you don't leave them behind.

If you see a child left alone in a hot car, calling emergency services immediately.

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