Several Agencies Demonstrate Temperature Of Hot Vehicle, Cook Smores On Dashboard

The hot weather can be dangerous in more ways than one. We've seen that recently with several reports of kids being left in hot cars.

Safe Kids Pitt County teamed up with Greenville Fire and Rescue, and several law enforcement agencies, to show people just how hot the temperature inside a car gets.

To do it they cooked smores on the dashboard of a car in Greenville. The temperature rose to 140 degrees inside after only a few minutes in the sun.

Specialists at Vidant Medical Center say even limited exposure to that kind of heat can cause serious health problems or even kill a child.

They recommend setting cell phone reminders or alarms, and putting an item you need like a purse, wallet, or phone in the back seat to avoid forgetting that a child is in the car.

If you see an unattended child left in a car call 911.

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