Leaving Old People In Cars

Canada
January 10, 2017 10:38am CST
There is a law around here that you are not suppose to leave the elderly in a car. It can be either in the winter or in the summer. The same thing goes with dogs. So I was thinking, to fix this. When ever you go someplace with your dog or old person, just bring both if you plan on leaving them in the car! Would solve the issue right?
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10 responses
@Plethos (10920)
• United States
10 Jan 17
Is leaving old people in cars that huge of a problem?
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• Canada
12 Jan 17
It's better then the trunk.
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@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
10 Jan 17
We stayed with someone who was left in the car by her husband (after reporting it to the store so they could call security) The husband said she had Alzheimer's and it was too difficult to take her inside. What!?! So, she was in the car with the keys-and the car had been running, but she turned it off it seems.
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• United States
11 Jul 17
Well it could seem to solve the issue @Sasquatchy (hello btw ) but store owners and other people might not be so accepting of this and that serves another problem: where has the empathy gone ?
@Bluedoll (17052)
• Canada
12 Jan 17
Its amazing they think the elderly are helpless. The ones I know can always find a way to get what they want like waving their cane around the bus so it will lower itself. I guess the law would apply if the car was used for sick/helpless.
@akalinus (21259)
• United States
10 Jan 17
The big problem is people leaving their babies and young children in the car. They are often dying in the heat, especially in the hotter states in the US. You can't bring your dog in a lot of places so it would be better off at home.
@Corbin5 (116145)
• United States
10 Jan 17
Well, both the elderly person and the dog could succumb to high heat or freezing cold if left in the car. So, double trouble for the person who does that.
• New Delhi, India
10 Jan 17
For me leaving anyone in the car is unacceptable
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
10 Jan 17
So Canada considers us old people to be as dependent on others as dogs do. It makes sense with animals, especially during very hot days, but most elderly would be able to open the car door.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
10 Jan 17
No, that would not solve it. A lifetime prison sentence for anyone leaving a dog, a child, or an oldie in the car would solve it. Or a bullet to the brain. I have no sympathy for people like that who would leave a living being to suffer in a car.
@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
10 Jan 17
why bring them if you wanna leave them in the car?