With the recent heatwave I have seen a number of reports of children being shut in hot cars whilst their parents go shopping. Having sat in the car for just five minutes with the car air con off waiting for husband I watched how the temperature quickly started to rise. How a parent can shut a child in a car for more than 40 minutes when the temperature outside is 30 degrees plus is anyone’s guess. I’m unsure why anyone would leave a child alone in the car to go shopping, to me it seems plain irresponsible but to do so on hot day is just dangerous and poor parenting. I’m glad to see that the children in the reported incidents survived but the outcome could have been tragic.