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CTDOT and the Connecticut Childrens Medical Center Issue Warning about High Heat Levels in Cars

With temperatures soaring into the 90s, the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center today issued a reminder to parents and pet owners about the dangers of high levels of heat that can rapidly develop in parked cars.

A child’s body temperature rises three to five times faster than an adult’s. Never leave your child or pet in a parked car even for a quick errand. It only takes a few minutes for the temperature inside a parked vehicle to jump 10, 15, 20 degrees or more, even with the windows open.

Each year, the two organizations join to underscore the national campaign mounted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which can be found here:

“Parents and caregivers, get in the habit of always looking inside your car before locking the doors. Remember: Park. Look. Lock. And always ask yourself, "Where's Baby?" NHTSA states.

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