Alarming Number Of South Aussie Kids Found In Hot Cars During Summer

Parents playing 'Russian Roulette'?

Alarming Number Of South Aussie Kids Found In Hot Cars During Summer Herald Sun

South Australian parents are putting their kids' lives at risk.

One child was left in a hot car every two days during last year's summer heat according to the RAA who say parents are playing 'Russian Roulette' with their lives.

So far this year, rescue teams have been called out to 232 incidents compared to 265 for the whole of 2016.

Children have difficulty regulating their own body temperatures even with the windows down.

The effects of heat can be very severe and in the worst case cause permanent disability or death.

It comes as South Australia sweated through another hot night.

We didn't get below 26.8 degrees with the forecast set to reach 34C in the City and up to 37C further out today.

The CFS has issued a severe fire danger warning for the Flinders, Mid North, Eastern Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas.

It's hard to believe we're expecting possible showers later today.

 

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