Have you ever sat alone in your car on a hot summer day with the A/C off, windows up? A man in Raleigh, NC implores you to try it out, if only to understand how dangerously high the temperature can rise. Terry Williams posted the following video online as a means to convince parents to reconsider leaving their children locked inside of a car.
"I'm sitting in the car with the windows rolled up cause I want to know how it feels to be left in the car," explains Williams. "As you can see, I'm sweating, like I can barely breathe out here, but my system is stronger than these little kids systems."
On the day Williams recorded this video, it was 90 degrees in Raleigh, but the temperature inside a car can rise as much as 20 degrees in under 10 minutes. So far in 2014, there have already been 16 heatstroke deaths of children locked in vehicles in the U.S. As the summer has just begun, this year may prove to be worse than 2013's 44 deaths.
Is leaving your children locked in the car ever worth the risk? Let us know in the comments below.
VIDEO: Man tests how hot it really can get when locked inside of a car
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