Summer temperatures are rising and we are all traveling somewhere this summer. We have kids and pets in the cars with us, on our way to the garage, the mall or the café for milk and bread. Some of us are traveling to exotic destinations to visit family or to go on well-deserved breaks.
There are some precautions to take to ensure your own and your passenger’s safety on the road this summer. We are talking in particular about kids and pets in the car.
Now, let’s talk about how the temperatures in a car increase in an eye wink and to become so dangerously high that it may be fatal. In a thirty-minute time frame, the temperature in a vehicle parked in direct sunlight, with closed windows almost double up.
|21° C||26° C||32° C|
|30 minutes later in a closed vehicle parked in direct sunlight||30 minutes later in a closed vehicle parked in direct sunlight||30 minutes later in a closed vehicle parked in direct sunlight|
|40° C||45° C||51° C|
- Don’t take the kids or the pets on a trip with you if you if you know they cannot get out of the car with you. It is best for them to stay at home where they can be comfortable in regulated temperature.
- If you have no other choice, make sure you have your pet on a leash to keep them safe and controlled.
- If you have to leave the kids or the pets in the car, make sure the air-con is on and the windows are open wide enough to allow circulation of air.
- Ensure your kids and your pets stays well hydrated.
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