Winter is over and it’s spring for the northern hemisphere. It may not be summer yet, but just go back and think about all those heat strokes. Terrifying huh? It doesn’t take too long for the inside of your vehicles to heat up.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an average of about 63% of the contiguous United States experiences high temperatures over 90 degrees Fahrenheit each summer, and 13% experience high temperatures over 100 degrees.
And think about this: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on a sunny day with outside temperatures in the mid-80s (Fahrenheit), the temperature inside a parked car can reach up to 130-172 degrees Fahrenheit within 30 minutes, even with the windows cracked open. The bottom line is there is no “safe” amount of time to leave a child inside a car in the summer.
This short movie called ‘One Decision’ shows a situation that is unfortunately all too common during summer: a mother leaves her child inside her car for a quick visit to the store. But when she returns, her baby is already in a dire situation.
This movie was made in hopes to prevent child injuries or death. Did you know that on average, a child dies from vehicular heat strokes every 10 days in the summer? Isn’t it far better to tolerate your irritating kid in the store rather than deal with the horrendous consequences? Watch the important video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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