Texas ranks No. 11 in hot-car deaths from 1998 to 2012

(NBC) — Despite a larger number of headlines about kids being left in hot cars, researchers say people still aren’t getting the message.

A study by researchers at San Francisco State University looked at countrywide data from 1998 to 2012 that surveyed the amount of hot-car deaths.

Texas ranked No. 11 among the states with the largest number in that time period, and Arkansas topped the list.

The same study also shows that more than half of those deaths were children under 2 years old.

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