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IMPD Warns About the Hazards of Leaving Children or Pets in Hot Cars
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) would like to remind drivers not to leave unattended children or pets inside a hot vehicle. This negligent behavior tends to increase during the hottest months of the summer – July and August. Leaving children or pets inside a hot vehicle, even for short periods, can cause serious harm, even death, and could be considered illegal. A person can be arrested on a preliminary felony charge of neglect of a dependent if the investigating officer finds enough probable cause to make an arrest.
“Leaving children in hot cars is an irresponsible and dangerous behavior that that places our most precious human beings, our children, into unnecessary risk. Avoid this unsafe behavior because it can lead to disastrous consequences that can be prevented,” said IMPD Chief Police Rick Hite.
During the months of July and August of 2012, IMPD and the Indianapolis Fire Department responded to several 9-1-1 calls in the metropolitan area involving children and animals locked in hot vehicles. Often drivers leave vehicles in the off position with the windows cracked and keys in the ignition. The temperature inside a vehicle, without proper ventilation, can reach dangerous levels even with the windows cracked.
On a day that is just 72 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature inside a vehicle can increase by 30 to 40 degrees in an hour, and 70% that increase can occur within the first 30 minutes. Elevated temperatures inside a hot vehicle can cause the body temperature to rise. An elevated body temperature above 104 degrees Fahrenheit can cause several serious medical conditions to arise.