Thursday, July 3 2014, 11:15 AM EDT
New TN Law Lets Public Break Windows to Get Kids out of a Hot Car
A new Tennessee law that went into effect yesterday will allow anyone who witnesses a child locked inside a hot car to break out the window and get the child to safety.
To be allowed to break into the car, the child must be in danger and the car must be locked. Law enforcement must also be notified. If a person rescues a trapped child, a note must be left on the car windshield. The person must stay with the child close to the car until emergency responders arrive.