Jonesboro police warn drivers about hot cars

Police warn of hot car dangers
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Police Department is warning people about the dangers of hot cars.

The state of Arkansas is currently under a heat advisory and police are reminding people not to leave children or pets in the car.

A car that is outside on a day that is 95 degrees can heat up to about 114 degrees within just ten minutes. Within an hour, the temperature inside the car will get up to about 140 degrees.

Public Information Specialist Paul Holmes said these temperatures are dangerous and can be deadly.

"It can literally become an oven in a matter of minutes, so the best thing to do is not do that," Holmes said. "Just do not leave them unattended even for what you think is a short time."

Holmes tells drivers to make sure they check their cars before leaving.

He also warns people to be careful outside in the heat and take breaks often to cool off.

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