With some of the hottest weather of the year upon us, health experts and law enforcement remind you to not leave kids in locked cars. The glass in your vehicle acts as a greenhouse, warming temperatures in just a matter of minutes.
Health officials remind children’s bodies and ability to cool are not fully developed, so leaving them in a hot car is a threat to their lives. Looking at it from a law enforcement standpoint, Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons tells The Big Z if you see a child or an animal locked in a hot car, call 9-1-1 and stay there until help arrives.
Click here for Simmons' comments
He says even on a 70-degree day, your car can warm into the 90’s or more fairly quickly.