Safe Kids Emporia's regular car seat safety check moved indoors Saturday due to a chance of inclement weather. This time, the check lane was held inside Fire Station No. 2.
Organizer Jeff Illk says the change in scenery hasn't hurt the numbers of drivers showing up for the safety check.
With hotter summer days fast approaching, Illk says not only are Safe Kids volunteers informing parents about proper child seat installation, but also about the dangers of leaving children inside hot cars.
So far this year, 13 children have died due to heatstroke from being left inside a vehicle. With an air temperature of 80 degrees, the inside of a car can reach temperatures of up to 120 degrees after just a short time. This same logic applies to pets as well.