Hot Cars = Danger For Kids And Pets

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

As the weather gets hotter, highway patrol officers are asking people to be aware of just how hot your car can get.

And that means don't leave your kids or pets in your vehicle.

Within the past month across the U.S. there have been two heat stroke deaths because kids were left in hot cars, and that brings the total to six so far this year.

Sergeant Marvin Williams of the North Carolina Highway Patrol in Greenville says it's best not to leave your kids in the car at all, including when you're going inside a store or unloading groceries.

He says some people don't realize just how fast it can get dangerously hot.

That safety organization says one child dies every 10 days in the U.S. after being left in a hot vehicle.


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