ABILENE, TX — It's still spring on the calendar, but mother nature has us feeling temperatures nearly at triple digits. This raises many concerns when it comes to kids being left in cars.

The Texas Department of Transportation reports hot car deaths involving children in the state of Texas did start to decline between 2011 to 2014. But it’s starting to rise: 5 deaths were reported in 2015, 7 deaths in 2016, and 7 deaths in 2017.

Any parent who is interested in getting help from TxDot, call: 325-676-6808. They have trained technicians who can inspect your child’s car seat or can see if you qualify for financial help in getting a ‘sensor safe,’