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Keeping cars secure and removing children and dogs from parked cars are top summer safety tips, according to Los Altos Community Services Officer Paco Vergara. During the summer he sees an increase in “crimes of opportunity,” when unsuspecting citizens leave their car windows rolled down and valuable items in plain view. Vergara also reports an increase in the number of citizen complaints about children spotted in vehicles on hot days. Don’t leave your baby in the car, even if you’re just popping into a shop for a few seconds,” Vergara said. “The temperature rises very quickly, even on a cool day. They can become distressed and dehydrate extremely quickly. Dogs – particularly short-faced dogs who can’t pant efficiently, such as bulldogs, boxers and Pekingese – are at risk in cars on hot days. The temperature inside the car can rise above 100 degrees in a matter of minutes. Swimming and wading pools also raise child safety concerns in summer months. Always have an...
Originally from: http://www.losaltosonline.com/2008/06/25/police-news/

22.7.08 10:55

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