There has been several challenges taking place on Social Media from ice water to Gospel Singing. I wouldn’t necessarily call this video a challenge, it is more of a personal PSA, although people have been “accepting” his plea to try it. A man sits and sweats profusely in a HOT car to prove why children should not be left in a hot car.
For some reason people think that just because you will be gone for a moment that nothing will happen to the child as they sit in a hot car. If it is 85 degrees outside, add possible 15 degrees or more to that inside the car. Now I don’t know about you but I don’t want to sit in a HOT A** CAR as an adult, I know my kids don’t want to either.
Man sits in hot car to plead for end to child deaths
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A North Carolina man is taking to social media to try to prevent another child from dying in a hot car.
“I’m sitting in the car with the windows rolled up cause I want to know how it feels to be left in the car,” explains Terry Williams in a YouTube video.
Williams posted the video, challenging people to experience what it’s like when parents leave their children in a car, even if only for a few minutes.
“As you can see, I’m sweating, like I can barely breathe out here, but my system is stronger than these little kids systems,” Williams says in the video.
On the day Williams started the hot-car challenge, it was 90 degrees outside but the temperature inside a car can rise as much as 20 degrees in 10 minutes.
A child’s body temperature can increase three to five times faster than an adult’s. That means only minutes left alone in a car can be fatal for a child.
“This is not a game, this is serious,” Williams said.
Williams’ video has already been seen on YouTube nearly 2,000 times. Dozens of people are taking his challenge and posting their own videos on Williams’ Facebook page.
Way to go Terry Williams!!! Earhustle411 supports and applauds you for your dedication to end these PREVENTABLE DEATHS of children.
Source: USA Today