"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." (Nelson Mandela)
With temperatures this past week rising to the triple digits in a large portion of the nation, it is a good time to remember that children should never be left ina hot parked car on hot summer days. Statistics show that in 2010, forty-nine children died of heat stroke from being left in parked cars on hot days.
According to Kids/andCars.org, "A child’s body temperature climbs three to five times faster than an adult’s, especially in a hot car. In less than 30 minutes, the temperature inside a car can increase 35 degrees. An infant can die in as little as 15 minutes even on a mild 75-degree day."
Never leave a child in a hot, parked car. If you see a child, or even a pet, left in a hot car, call 911 immediately.