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What Should You Do If Your Child Lock in Your Nissan Juke

What Should You Do If Your Child Lock in Your Nissan Juke
November 13, 2017 Maddington Nissan

What Should You Do If Your Child Lock in Your Nissan Juke

The new Nissan Juke for sale is a fantastic family vehicle, but this doesn’t mean that accidents can’t happen. Whether you have your hands full with shopping or have a mischievous child who likes playing with the central locking, if your child ends up locked in your Juke, you need to know what to do.

Nissan Juke

The Danger:

Cars can get hotter faster than you may realise and children can heat up to five times faster than an adult. This means that even on a pleasant 20 degree morning, the temperatures inside your car can reach 60 degrees in a matter of minutes. Experts say that the approximately 75 percent of the temperature increase happens in the first five minutes. Internal body temperatures of 41.7 degrees are considered to be lethal. So, if your child is locked inside your new Nissan Juke, Perth parents need to act quickly.

Immediate Action:

While you may not want to be dramatic, the first thing you need to do is phone the police. If it is relatively cool and your child hasn’t been stuck for long, it may be possible for the lock to be picked quickly without damage to your vehicle. However, if your child has become distressed, you may need to ask for an ambulance and the police. In dire situations, you may need to break the window. You will need to use your parental instincts and if your child appears to be in danger, break a window furthest from the child. This will allow you to access your child and get them out of the vehicle quickly, but minimise the risk of them being hit with broken glass.

Someone Else’s Car:

A similar logic needs to be applied if you see a child or pet locked in someone else’s vehicle. If the vehicle is locked and there is no apparent sign of the parents, you need to call the police. You will also need to make a judgement call about whether the child is in distress or appears unwell and if it is necessary to break a window. The rule of thumb is that if a child appears in distress or there is a danger to their health, they need to be removed from the vehicle as quickly as possible.

The Nissan Juke is a fantastic family vehicle with lots of active safety features. However, accidents can happen and if you do lock your child inside, it is a serious matter that requires immediate action.

If you are considering a Nissan Juke, Perth drivers should speak to us. We have a wide choice of models for sale including the new Nissan Juke for sale. The Maddington Nissan sales team members are also available to answer any queries you may have about the Nissan Juke, price listings, and current spec. We would also be delighted to discuss finance options, assist you with insurance coverage or arrange your test drive.