The normal summer temperature of 24 degrees can rise to over 44 degrees inside the car in a short 30 minutes. NAF warns car owners against leaving dogs inside the vehicle.
The sun’s rays cause the temperature inside the car to rise fast – due to their reflection on the dashboard, seats, and equipment in the car, the heat is amplified.
“We carried out a test to see how fast it gets dangerously hot inside the car. In a short 30 minutes, it was 44 degrees. In such temperatures, it becomes uncomfortable, and in the worst case, dangerous, to stay in the car,” Camilla Ryste, communications manager at the Norwegian Automobile Federation (Norges Automobil-Forbund), noted.
Police have already rescued several desperate dogs from hot cars this summer. The NAF warns that this happens every summer.
On rare occasions, the emergency services have also been called in to help young children out of hot cars, but fortunately, that does not happen often.
In the test that was done while it was 24 degrees outdoors, the temperature in the car rose to 34 degrees in 5 minutes, to 37 degrees in 10 minutes, and to over 44 degrees after 30 minutes.
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