We have previously written about the hazard of leaving children and pets in vehicles on hot days. Depending on the weather, the temperatures in motor vehicles can rise much faster than they may outdoors. The resulting overwhelming heat can cause significant injuries to children, even ones that prove fatal. What many parents may not know is that leaving children in cold cars can be just as hazardous as leaving them in ones that are hot.
It is generally a poor idea to leave children in motor vehicles generally. Even when you can see a child in your car just outside a shop window or as you speak with a neighbor, leaving him or her unattended can prove to be an injurious or even fatal mistake.