Police Warn Parents Not To Leave Children In Hot Cars

Area police remind parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car as summer months approach. With temperatures soaring into the 90s, it may seem like common sense, but every summer law enforcement agencies deal with calls about unattended children in vehicles. According to statistics some 38 children die each year after being left in hot cars across the country. Most of those children are under the age of three and are strapped into a car seat. Children are more susceptible to heat than adults. A child’s body heats up three to five times faster than an adult. The temperature inside a car can rise 10 degrees in just 10 minutes. Officials urge parents to double check vehicles before getting out and locking the doors.