Personal Narrative: I Never Leave My Kids In The Car

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One of the worst tragedies that can happen to a parent is the loss of their child. Yet this happens every year when children die from heat exhaustion in parked cars. Many of these incidents weren't the result of neglectful parenting but of an oversight or miscalculation caused by some very common car misconceptions surrounding overheated cars. I Never Leave My Kids in the Car, so It Won't Happen to Me This can happen to anyone, no matter how caring the person is. This may occur in a number of ways. At some point in the lives of many people, they accidentally lock themselves out of their homes or cars in spite of careful efforts to never let this happen. While one's child can't be compared to a set of keys, the very same reasons that cause people to lock themselves out of their homes can also cause them to forget…show more content…
People who have had a tight daily routine for years can accidentally leave a child in a car if that child isn't a part of the routine. Habit is a powerful force and a distraction or stressful event can cause a person to default back to the habit of leaving the car without checking the backseat. In the end, it's about memory and habit and the things that affect them. My Car Won't Get Hot Because It Isn't Summer A car can overheat when it's 60 degrees outside. Factors affecting this are closed windows, intense sunlight, and the color of the car's interior. My Car Won't Get Hot Because I Left My Window Cracked Open A cracked window isn't sufficient ventilation to counter the heat buildup from sunlight entering several windows. In addition, if it's a warm day, the air temperature outside the car won't be cool especially in a paved parking lot. My Car Doesn't Feel Very Hot An adult has a large body mass compared to his or her surface area which means it takes longer for the person to heat up compared to a small child. In addition, the car will get hotter after leaving it. Three

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