Crying toddler in car seat in a hot car
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A timely summer reminder

With the weather heating up, we’re reminding Tasmanians to never leave their kids or pets in the car.

On a typical summer’s day, the inside of a car can be 30-40 degrees hotter than outside. As an example, on a 25 degree day, a car could reach 65 degrees.

Kids and animals are sensitive to heat. They can dehydrate and develop heat stress very quickly. Even leaving them in the car for a short amount of time can have tragic consequences within minutes.

Between 1 Jan and 31 Dec 2022, our roadside team were called out to 76 kids, 162 pets and 5 adults locked in cars.

If your kids or pets are locked in the car, call roadside on 13 11 11, and we’ll help if you’re a member with us or not.

Remember, if you need to leave your car – take your loved ones with you. It’s not worth the risk.