Why you don't leave a child or animal in a car during high temperatures.

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 18:58
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I left work today to go to a meeting around 4.30pm. The temperature gauge in the car, after ten minutes on the road still indicated an ambient 43C.

The fridge also has a dual temperature gauge. Both internal, and ambient within the car. Here are the results:

Car temperature=71.5C (160.7F)
Fridge internal temperature=57.9C (136.2F)

The fridge was facing away from the afternoon sun.

Even allowing for a significant margin, and the fact that the car was partly under shade...... the heat was very high.

PS Hope I've got my conversions right.

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 19:25

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 19:25
My missus leaves me in the car all the time. I told her it was husband abuse, and she said "HA. You wish !"
Of course I do cheat a bit and open the windows, have a peek around at the scenery(and make sure I don't get caught doing it :), and very occasionally when I'm red instead of green I put the air con on :))
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 19:29

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 19:29
Gidday Footy

I was talking about children and animals. Not old farts!

LOL

Regards

Kim
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 19:38

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 19:38
Kim, that's discrimination ! Old Farts are people too ya know. Leave us in hot cars and we get distressed also.
The trouble is that nobody notices. Time to stand up for old farts rights. If we can have GGN's, then why not a young old farts movement?
(I can see where this is going and I don't like it one bit LOL)
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 20:02

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 20:02
Tis' a sad tale you tell Footy.

How do I join the Young Old Farts Movement (YOFM).

LOL

regards

Kim
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 20:06

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 20:06
If it's a Young Old Farts Movement (with the emphasis being on the word "Movement....preceeded by a "Fart")....I'm thinking to myself that this would be a "solid" organisation to belong to; so long as it doesn't end up down the toilet!
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 20:35

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 20:35
Roachie

There are some replies that bring a tear to a man's eye. As I write this I'm still laughing.

Footy has stuffed up my post (the old bastard) and I'll never forgive him. A pox on his Viagra I say!

LOL

Regards

Kim
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 20:51

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 20:51
ROFLMAO Roachie......well done!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 20:59

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 20:59
OK guys here it is,

A couple of years ago or so ( already!) my wife and I had the dubious honour of being made official members of R.O.O.F. having same age birthdays reasonably close together.
We celebrated with a bush bash w/e on a station with around 70 friends and family.

After much bush tucker was washed down and the fire was stoked we were presented with with official ROOF certificates, by friends Roach and Ziersch.
The former well known on this site.

I have scanned a copy of my wifes cert. to show you what it looks like, and maybe you can pick the ERROR that was made by Mr Roach and his band of ROOF cronies!

Now that I am one its not so bad after all Hahahaha!


Cheers Pesty

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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 21:03

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 21:03
Didnt think it was going to work, lets try again
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 21:04

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 21:04
Nope, it keeps telling me there is a problem with this page , so cant get image up, sorry guys, but will keep trying
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 21:10

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 21:10
ROOF stands for The ROYAL ORDER of OLD FARTS CLUB

Anyone who wishes to see cert. can give me an email addy and they maybe able to get it to come up.

Cheers pesty
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 22:46

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 22:46
Hey Pesty..... if you're having trouble getting it to come up, why not either:

(a) join up with the GGN group.... (see other post about Gay Grey Nomads)......

or

(b) ask Mrs Pesty to provide you with a hand start........

hahahahahaha
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Follow Up By: Member - Pedro the One (QLD) - Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 01:28

Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 01:28
Of course , it goes without saying :

..... all the Old Farts mentioned in this thread would automatically qualifyfor membership in my Association : "O.F.F.A.L."
which stands for

........ Old Farts Finding Another Life .....

which pretty well sums us up , I 'spose ??

Our traditional emblem is '
"Tongue-in-Cheek" [ resplendent,] in a field : green and gold, pale-fenced !!

Motto is, of course, "Gluteous Maximus : Parted !!"

I have been a member for many years and have no hesitation in welcoming these new members to the fold .......

Official colours are LIVER and GRAY ??

And it's goodnight from him .................

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Follow Up By: Member - Pedro the One (QLD) - Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 01:31

Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 01:31
Just can't help mesel' .........

Sorry that your thread tuned into such a bummer ??????????
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 19:43

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 19:43
Sounds like you need a new fridge!! ;-))
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 19:51

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 19:51
Roachie

The fridge was'nt turned on. It's permanently installed in the car.
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Reply By: DIO - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 20:40

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 20:40
Very valid point particularly at this time of the year.
Each year, in this country alone, many children die after having been left unattended in vehicles during warm to hot days. These are needless deaths. They should never occur. A pity that some readers tend to make light (joke) at the expense of those who died. Main point is that everyone is aware and NEVER takes any chances leaving children, elderly or animals in such circumstances. Yeah and Im probably considered an old fart too but am still smart enough to know when to get out of the car, move it to a shaded area or find a Cafe with air conditioning.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 23:23

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 23:23
I dont believe this story that a chick from einsteins work told us, but any cops on here may answer it

Apparently there was an incident recently at Bunnings Cranny, where a kid was left in the car (xmas/boxing day timeframe so 38 outside car probably 60 inside), someone walked past the car, saw the kid, called 000...
Cops turned up, fireys turned up, even a helicopter circled above!

~20-40 mins later kid was still in car cause bacon isnt allowed to remove the kid? WTF

Apparently the parents saw the cops and stuff round their car and did a runner..

Good parents, probably had the kids handed back to them without being shot...

So, are the cops NOT allowed to remove kids from a 60+ degree car, or do they have to wait until the kid is dead?
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 00:07

Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 00:07
Truckster

Like you, I'd have a bit of a problem believing that story.

I came out of the Carrum Downs shopping centre a couple of years ago and watched the Fire brigade getting a kid out of a car.

There was no naddy paddy about it. They smashed the front windows and took the kid out.

Due credit to these fallas, they don't mess around.

Regards

Kim
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Follow Up By: Stephen M (NSW) - Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 15:45

Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 15:45
Hi Truckster, I believe they are allowed to smash the window/s to get the child/animal out. I wouldnt give a sh#t who's car it was, if I saw a child or an animal I wouldnt hesitate smashing the window myself and getting the child or animal out then I would call the cops myself and tell them what Ive done and no doubt they would attend. Would I be in the wrong I would say so for sure, would I do it again bloody oath. There was a poor dog (Collie) left in a car just up the road from me for week in a carpark, no one noticed it and the owner was going overseas and asked the other person to take the animal out and feed it look after it. I believe it was trained by the jail. Bit like a copper and his work dog take them home etc.Anyway long story but obviously he didnt and she had no idea until she got back and saw it in her car when she went back to work. True Story was in our local rag and the bloke that was suppose to get it out was charged with cruelty. Steffan probably read about it as well. Regards Steve M
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