HEAT SAFETY TIPS FOR SUMMER TRAVELING
THE BEAUMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO REMIND YOU HOW DANGEROUS A HOT VEHICLE CAN BE.
PEOPLE AND PETS DIE EVERY YEAR DUE TO HEAT EXPOSURE. A HOT VEHICLE INTERIOR CAN BE DEADLY TO CHILDREN, PETS AND PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS OR SENIORS.
TEMPERATURES CAN EASILY REACH 180 DEGREES INSIDE A CAR. NEVER LEAVE A CHILD OR PET IN AN UNATTENDED VEHICLE, NOT EVEN FOR A MINUTE!
- Put purses, briefcases or purchased items in the backseat so you will have to retrieve them and remember the child or pet.
- Teach children that parked vehicles are not places to play.
- Keep a small cooler with some type of drink in your vehicle in case of traffic delays or emergencies.
- Try to keep at least ½ a tank of gas in your vehicle when traveling to avoid being stranded in stopped or detoured traffic.
Try to communicate with a family member or friends when traveling. If you have an emergency, they will be able to alert law enforcement that you are an overdue motorist and may be in need of assistance.