A Friendly Reminder About Leaving Kids & Pets In Cars

DO NOT DO IT! 

There is no reason to leave a child or pet in your car for ANY period of time! On a day that is just 72 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature [inside a car] can increase by 30 to 40 degrees in an hour, and 70% of this increase occurs the first 30 minutes.  In an hour, car temperatures can reach up to 140 degrees on a 95 degree day!! 

More than 600 U.S. children have died that way since 1990, according to the nonprofit safety group Kids and Cars.  Even with the windows cracked, there is no safe amount of time to leave your child in a hot car.

The same goes for pets.  You may think you are just going to run into the grocery store and grab a few items…what happens when you see your old friend from college and start chatting?  Before you know it, 25 minutes have gone by and poor little Sparky is experiencing the beginning stages of heat stroke. 

If you see a child alone in a vehicle call 911 immediately!!  The same goes for a pet.  And always make arrangements if you have to go somewhere that the kids/pets cannot come with you. 

Stay cool this summer!! 🙂 

 

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