DCF Trying To Combat Child Hot Car Deaths

Jul 19, 2018

Car reaches hot temperatures
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25 children have died after being left in a hot car so far this year. Two of those death occurred in Florida. The Florida Department of Children and Families is trying to combat this issue.

The inside of a car can get hot, fast, reaching temperatures in the hundreds within minutes.

“Imagine in ten minutes your car is 100 degrees, no one can survive that,” Florida Highway Patrol’s Patricia Jefferson-Shaw says.


She is telling people to  ‘Look Before You Leave’.


“At any instance, at no point in time," Jefferson-Shaw explains, "no one should be left in a hot car at any period.”

‘Looking Before You Leave’ is the slogan behind the recently launched Endless Summer Safety Campaign.