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Active awareness and what you can do: Children left in hot vehicles

Temperatures inside a car are much hotter than they are outside. Temperatures inside a car are much hotter than they are outside.
This mother was arrested in Albany after leaving her child in a hot vehicle. This mother was arrested in Albany after leaving her child in a hot vehicle.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Recent reports piling up about children left inside hot vehicles have led to arrests in multiple states.

Meanwhile many parents said they support a petition to prevent hot car deaths.

Police say they want everyone to know it is a crime, and that temperatures inside a car are much hotter than they are outside.

High profile cases where a child died in a hot car in Cobb County, GA have cast a wider spotlight on the issue.

Officials remind everyone that pets can be in just as much danger if left inside a hot vehicle.

Do you feel more aware now with so many reports of children being left in hot cars?

Tonight at 6:00 we have the story of South Georgia's most recent arrest- and it happened at a hospital.

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