KSP Warns Parents About Leaving Children in Hot Cars

The Kentucky State Police is warning parents of leaving children in hot cars. It may seem like common sense, but every year police answer calls about unattended children in vehicles. The National Safety Council reports that 9 children have already died in 2014 from being left in hot cars across the U.S. This photo depicts the temperature change in ten minutes within a car when temperatures outside are at least 80 degrees. In 2000, Kentucky passed “Bryan’s law,” which makes a person liable for second-degree manslaughter or first-degree wanton endangerment for leaving a child younger than eight years of age in a motor vehicle where circumstances pose the risk of death.

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