Perspective: A WIS Editorial - Hot Cars Deadly 2012

As we head into the summer months, it's time once again to warn against leaving young children and pets unattended in your hot car. According to Safe Kids USA, 2010 was the worst year on record for children dying of heat stroke in this manner despite  repeated warnings provided by health officials and media outlets.

With temperatures soaring into the 90's and above, the temperature inside a car rises quickly and can become 50 degrees hotter within just two hours.  The best advice is to be acutely aware of minding  children and pets in your vehicle during these hot summer months.  Don't leave them unattended for even a moment, and make sure your children don't  inadvertently close themselves inside a parked car while playing outside.   Leaving your pet in the car even with the windows cracked open a little can be deadly on hot days.

So please be aware, and take precautions to prevent any senseless deaths this summer due to leaving children and pets unattended in hot, closed cars.

That's my perspective.