Hot Car Dangers
A child’s body temperature rises at a rate at least three times faster than an adult’s. Vehicles heat up quickly. If it’s 85 degrees outside, a car can heat to 120 degrees in just 30 minutes. Remember, it is now a misdemeanor in Oklahoma to leave a child 6 years old or younger unattended in a motor vehicle.
What you can do:
- If you see a child alone in a hot vehicle, call 911. Get them out quickly.
- Never, ever leave children unattended in a car – not for any length of time or to run a quick errand – not even with windows down and a windshield shade in place.
- When transporting a child, place everything that belongs to the child in the front seat and place everything that belongs to you in the back on the floor.
- Check your vehicle every time you get out. Ensure all children have left the car.
- Never leave your car keys where children can get them.
- Keep car doors and trunks locked at all times.
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