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“Look Before You Lock” campaign warns against leaving children in hot cars

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is spreading the word to Georgia drivers about its "Look Before You Lock" campaign.

It warns parents and caregivers about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars.

Even with temperatures in the low 80s, the inside of a vehicle can become dangerously hot in just 10 minutes, even with a window cracked.

 "It can happen to anyone," said NHTSA administrator David Strickland. "I've met the best parents in the world, doctors, lawyers, ministers, scientists. There is a break in routine, one parent who normally doesn't take the child to daycare, takes the child, goes into autopilot if you will, and then they forget the baby."

The campaign also says never let your child play in a parked car. 

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