How it happens:
Have you ever tried to set a sheet of paper on fire using a magnifying glass under direct sunlight? This involves the same process as that.
When sunbeams go through plastic and liquid it has the same effect as a magnifying glass. In a test conducted by the Midwest City Fire Department, sunlight that went through a bottle of water reached 250º! That’s hot enough to convince you to become a full-time pedestrian.
The precautionary measures may seem obvious enough, but we still want to remind you about them.
- Try not to take a bottle of water into your car. According to National-Lottery.co.uk, an average adult forgets 3 key facts, chores or events every day. Modern lifestyle, increased pressure and stress are to blame for our growing levels of forgetfulness. So, are you sure that a water bottle in your car will not become one of these 3 forgotten things?
- If you are a person who can’t live without a bottle of water on a hot day, set a phone reminder and take a bottle of water with you whenever you are going to go out. This will take seconds of your time, but you will not return to a burned car.
- If you do not want to carry such a heavy bottle with you, be sure to leave it in a place where sunbeams can’t reach it (for example, the trunk).