Law aims to help children, pets locked in hot cars

Law aims to help children, pets locked in hot cars

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Gov. John Kasich signed a bill this week that would protect a person who breaks into a hot car to save a child or pet.

A person must feel the situation is an emergency, call 911 and check to see if the car is unlocked before breaking in.

People are urged not to leave their children or pets in the car, even with the windows cracked, particularly during the summer months. Police say the temperature inside a closed vehicle can be up to 15 degrees hotter than the exterior temperature.

The law goes into effect Aug. 29.

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