ISP Raising Awareness On Dangers Of Leaving Kids, Pets Inside Hot Cars
By Travis Thayer
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Member of the Indiana State Police purposely locked themselves in a hot police cruiser just to prove a point.
State Police conducted a demonstration on Monday to raise awareness on the dangers of leaving kids or pets locked in vehicles during hot summer months.
Although temperatures only reached 86 degrees, temperatures rose to nearly 120 degrees inside the police cruiser.
According to the safety organization Kids and Cars, an average of 37 children die each year in hot cars. These include instances where a child has been forgotten in a car, accidentally locks themselves in a car or trunk, or, in a small number of cases, when a child has been intentionally left in a car.
This past July, Indiana lawmakers passed a bill into law that allows anyone to break into a locked vehicle to save a child or pet that appears to be in distress.