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AA Urges Caution: Avoid Leaving Children and Pets in Hot Cars This Summer

AA Urges Caution: Avoid Leaving Children and Pets in Hot Cars This Summer

The AA has issued a warning to New Zealanders, urging them not to leave children or pets in hot cars during the upcoming summer, especially with the

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The AA has issued a warning to New Zealanders, urging them not to leave children or pets in hot cars during the upcoming summer, especially with the El Niรฑo weather pattern expected to bring hotter and drier conditions. This caution follows a recent incident in Queensland where two young boys died in a locked car due to suspected heat-related stress. From January to October this year, AA Roadservice responded to 800 emergency callouts for children or pets locked in vehicles, emphasizing the dangers of rising temperatures inside closed cars. AA’s technical advisor, Allister Wade, emphasized the rapid temperature increase within minutes and urged people to call the AA if they notice such incidents, even if they are not AA members.

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