It’s getting hot again — and even hotter inside cars left out in the sun. As News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, public safety agencies caution parents to avoid leaving children in the car.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/05-26-Hot-Cars-Wrap1-WEB1.mp3|titles=05-26 Hot Cars Wrap1-WEB]
More than 40 children die in this country each year when left in hot cars. In many cases, it was just a slip of the mind, and Roanoke Fire-EMS spokesperson Tiffany Bradbury says that’s why it should never be done. Bradbury says on a day when temperatures are in the mid 80’s, temperatures inside cars can quickly top 120. In addition, children are not as able as adults to regulate their body temperatures, so they are more likely to suffer the harmful effects when left inside oppressively hot cars.