Why hot cars are so Dangerous | Car Tips
Every year, children die of heat stroke because they are left in hot cars. This type of news is always very upsetting because it can be easily avoided.
Although you may not realize it, it doesn’t have to be a blistering hot outside to die of heat stroke in a vehicle. If it is only 70 degrees outside, your car can still heat up to around 120 degrees inside very quickly. Therefore, you should always take your child with you, even if plan on only being gone for a short time. (If you have to leave a pet, make sure the windows are rolled down so they can stick their head out).
Unfortunately, there are currently no devices available that can detect the presence of a child in a vehicle (although researchers are currently working on it). As a result, it is your responsibility to remember that you have a child or pet in the backseat. If you’re someone who’s constantly overstressed or forgetful, it may be a good idea to make a habit of putting your purse or wallet in the backseat so you’ll see them when you get out of the vehicle.
Cars can get dangerously hot even when the windows are down and the sun isn’t out so always remember to take your child with you, no matter how short you’re gone for.
Patrick Britton – Guest Blogger