Summer Heat Danger (1)

Ah Summer. The Beach, the Sun and the HEAT.

We’ve already had some very high temperatures and it’s not even July. The horror stories of children and pets being left in vehicles have already begun too!

Did you know that the inside of a vehicle can heat up from 95F to 140F within 90 minutes?

Estimated Vehicle Interior Air Temperature v. Elapsed Time
Elapsed time Outside Air Temperature (F)
70 75 80 85 90 95
0 minutes 70 75 80 85 90 95
10 minutes 89 94 99 104 109 114
20 minutes 99 104 109 114 119 124
30 minutes 104 109 114 119 124 129
40 minutes 108 113 118 123 128 133
50 minutes 111 116 121 126 131 136
60 minutes 113 118 123 128 133 138
> 1 hour 115 120 125 130 135 140

Courtesy Jan Null, CCM; Department of Geosciences, San Francisco State University

Car windows can’t break easily because of it’s tempered glass. The tempered windows are made to withstand blunt forces, like fists or a rubber mallet, but not the focused energy and force from a sharply pointed object, like a window breaker. If any type of accident or flooding were to occur, would you have a way to break the window?

If not, please carry a window breaker. Not only could it save your life, but if you were to ever see a child, pet, or anyone else in a hot vehicle, you could save their life!

I have the perfect tool if you need one.  It’s called the Road Trip Auto Tool, which belongs in every car as part of your vehicle emergency kit.

2016 Spring & Summer Party Pilot Cards4It includes:

  • Strike-free punch glass breaker
  • Powerful 3-function LED flashlight
  • LED emergency beacon
  • Seat-belt cutter
  • Alarm


How to use the Road Trip

1. Call 911

Call for help first, so by the time you have broken the window, help will be to your location soon to check on the victim.

2. Take off the Cover

The grey side of the Road Trip Tool has a plastic cover over the end. THIS is the window breaker. It has a spring-loaded needle so do not touch!

3. Find the Weak Spot

Avoid the center of the window, this is it’s stronger point.Vehicle windows have a weak spot. When looking directly at the window you need to break the edges instead.

4. Break the Window

WARNING: Tempered glass is extremely sharp and will shatter, more so than regular glass. I highly recommend that you have a thick blanket available to crawl over.

Push the Road Trip needle against the windows edge, and then it should bust the window within seconds.

5. Get out Safely

Place the thick blanket over the bottom part of the window on the door. When leaning in to save someone, or getting out on the vehicle, be careful to not touch any left over shards in the window.

5. Find a cool place and drink coconut water

Take the over-heated victim to the closest building with A/C. Anyone with heat exhaustion will surely be dehydrated. According to Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, shows that coconut water replenishes body fluids as well as a sports drinks and better than water.

By now, hopefully help has arrived.

Watch this Demo

The Danger of Summer Heat for Kids & Pets

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