Vehicle safety tips during high-temperature days
Last updated 8/3/2017 at 11am
Bellevue, Wash. (July 31, 2017) - This week’s triple digit weather will make it extra dangerous and deadly for children or pets if left in a vehicle, even for a short amount of time.
AAA Washington recommends parents, caregivers and pet owners to never leave a child or pet unattended in a vehicle, even if the vehicle is parked in the shade or has a window open. On a mild or overcast day with an outside temperature of 70 degrees the internal temperature of a vehicle will increase to 104 degrees in just 30 minutes, causing a child or pet that was left in the vehicle to suffer heatstroke o...