KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The cold truth is that hot cars kill. It’s a message a group called Kids and Cars can’t get out enough.
“The way a vehicle heats up, it acts like a greenhouse,” Amber Rollins with Kids and Cars said. “It heats up very quickly. Half of the increase in temp happens in the first 10 minutes a vehicle is closed.”
The warning isn’t just about not leaving your child in the car, but also about how child safety locks can lead to tragedy. “We need to start thinking of our vehicle like a pool,” Rollins said. “The danger is very real in a very short amt of time. Check the cars and floorboards of all the cars in the area immediately.”