On average 30 to 40 kids die from being left in a hot car each year. Experts have said again and again that these deaths are preventable. The reason for the majority of the deaths are due to a change in routine for the parents. A good example of a change in routine is when one parent who usually drops the child off at daycare, for whatever reason, doesn't on a particular day and that task is done by the other parent. Thinking about what they need to do that day or being distracted by talking on a cell phone, the parent with the child goes about their business forgetting about their precious extra passenger.