Webb County Sheriff's Office raises awareness on hot cars

By: Christian von Preysing Email
By: Christian von Preysing Email

LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - It's been getting hotter lately but just how hot can it get inside your car?

It's hot enough for local law enforcement to spend time getting the word out to busy parents today.

The extreme heat inside the car has caused thirteen deaths just this year around the country.

That's all when kids were left inside the car and the driver thought it was okay to get out.

Wednesday afternoon in a busy parking lot is a place the Sheriff's Office wants to spread the word.

It ranges from about 30 to 40 degrees higher.

About just how hot the inside of your car can get?

Brenda Medina represents the Sheriff's Office, she says busy parents could use a reminder to keep their kids with them.

Some of the tips that they recommend is placing your purse in the back, placing your cellphone, so when you get out of the vehicle, you do have to look back, and that can help you to prevent a tragedy.

Rosemary Sanchez works and runs errands with her four kids.

She's on the safe side, no matter what kind of stop she makes.

The most recent death just weeks ago in north Texas.

Medina says if you see it happening, take action.

The Laredo area hasn't seen any injuries or fatalities because of this, but the Sheriff's Office says in the last two years, first respondents have gone out 35 times because of adults leaving kids in cars.

In 2013, there were 23 deaths around the country when kids were left in their cars.

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