SAFETY FIRST: Wondunna's Teleese and Shane Penna make sure to not leave their kids in a hot car. Here are their children Flynn, aged 5, Kyron, aged 3, and Azaylah, aged 15 months.
SAFETY FIRST: Wondunna's Teleese and Shane Penna make sure to not leave their kids in a hot car. Here are their children Flynn, aged 5, Kyron, aged 3, and Azaylah, aged 15 months. Alistair Brightman

Four kids rescued from locked cars since October

PARENTS are urged to take care when it comes to kids and cars as the incidences of children being locked in cars continues on the Fraser Coast.

RACQ spokeswoman Renee Smith said four children had been rescued from locked cars on the Fraser Coast since October.

"It's never safe to leave a child alone in a vehicle for any period of time," she said.

"Especially with temperatures reaching over thirty degrees in parts of the state," she said.

RACQ roadside assist were called out ten times between October last year and February this year to rescue children trapped in hot vehicles.

"Whether you're parking in the shade or if the weather is a little cooler the risks remain the same," Ms Smith said.

"New car technology can be a double-edged sword when it comes to vehicle safety.

"It's now easier than ever to secure your car with the click of a button but it also means it can be that easy for a child to lock themselves inside.

Ms Smith said RACQ tests have revealed it can take as little as seven minutes for the internal temperature of a car to reach 40 degrees Celsius.



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