Kidsafe turns to social media

WITH the mercury expected to soar this week, Kidsafe has turned to social media to increase awareness of the life threatening dangers posed when children are left unattended in cars on hot days.

During the recent heatwave in Victoria where temperatures exceeded 41 degrees on  four consecutive days, a total of 53 children were rescued after being left unattended in a car. 

Tests have found that even on a 29-degree day, the inside of a car can reach 44  degrees within 10 minutes and 60 degrees within 20 minutes. 

The Kidsafe Hot Car graphic has already been shared more than one hundred times on Facebook by emergency services.

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