Police demonstrate dangers of hot cars - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Police demonstrate dangers of hot cars

Posted: Updated:
WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WKOW) -- Wisconsin Rapids police are raising awareness about the dangers of keeping your child in a hot car.

Police Lieutenant Brian Krzykowski tested it out on Tuesday, by staying in his car for a half hour without the air conditioning running.

When time was up, the outside temperature read 86 but his car's temperature was 104 degrees.

He says he started feeling the effects after ten minutes.

Lt. Brian Krzykowski says "For children it's a feeling of desperation too because there's nobody that would be helping them where myself I know I can just open the door, you get children who climb into vehicles and get locked into vehicles and for them to not be able to get out and to not notice them I would imagine it would be quite frightening."

Health officials say the Lieutenant's temperature and blood pressure both went up after sitting in the car.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.