Letter: Sakanas Nefashos

I was taking a walk last night through my development and I passed a group of kids having a great time playing hide and seek.

Then to my shock, I noticed a few kids hiding inside of cars in the floor by the back seat. BH yesterday was a cooler day, but that is SAKANAS NEFASHOS. On a hot day cars can triple or even quadruple the heat of outside and kids hiding there are at tremendous risk. A few minutes in such a car at 80-90 degree weather can be disastrous.

Many people with younger children activate the child lock feature in the back doors to protect your child from opening the door, and when kids go into such a car they can easily get stuck inside as the doors cannot be opened from the inside.

Parents, please discuss with your children the danger of hiding or playing inside a parked car, let us not have to hear of any terrible stories to learn this lesson.

And just as important, LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS!! An open car is dangerous for many reasons, which I don’t have to elaborate.

Thank you Lakewood Scoop for everything!

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  1. Yes !! Excellent point. But – that doesnt mean you need to insanely exaggerate. The temp in ur car will NOT triple or quadruple – it will get a lot hotter, but on an 80 degree day, your car will not get to 240 – 320 degrees. Thanx so much.

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