The sun can turn any car into an oven. Keep your kids safe. Keep them with you.
Every year across Australia, over 5,000 kids are left unattended in cars. To prove just how hot the sun makes a parked car, renowned chef Matt Moran literally cooked a meal in one.
Please watch this, it is quite disturbing.
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About the project
Kidsafe and AAMI present the Unconventional Oven. A demonstration designed to counter an increasing problem; despite the warnings, many Australian kids are being left unattended in cars. And the numbers are rising along with the temperature.
Across Australia over 5,000 children are left in cars every year. In New South Wales 2,200 children were rescued from cars in 2013 alone, and in one of the country’s hottest states, Queensland, a staggering 3 to 5 cases are reported every day. Tragically, for some children rescue comes all too late.
To prove just how hot the sun can make a parked car, Kidsafe asked award-winning chef, Matt Moran to literally cook a meal in one.
Why are children at risk?
The temperature inside a parked car can be more than 30 degrees hotter than outside. Children are particularly at risk because they lose fluid quickly. Dehydrated children are at risk of suffering potentially life threatening heatstroke. There are a number of situations that can lead to an incident; changes in a normal routine or the keys being accidentally locked inside can result in a child being left in a car unintentionally. Parents sometimes choose to leave their child unattended, thinking they will only be gone for a few minutes. This can easily turn into ten to fifteen minutes and because the temperature rise in a vehicle is so rapid, even a short amount of time can place them in extreme danger.