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Since Friday in metropolitan Tulsa, the AAA Roadside Rescue Team has come to the aid of 853 stranded motorists. We continue to gear up for excessive heat with batteries and bottled water to help drivers with problem such as dead batteries and flat tires. For the first time ever, we are offering a media availability at our Tulsa fleet garage (1110 S. Detroit Ave. Tulsa, OK 74120) beginning with live opportunities tomorrow morning and taped/live interview opportunities throughout the day. For more information or to schedule an interview or ride along with a member of the AAA Roadside Rescue Team, please contact Mark Madeja at 918-935-9318 (C) or 918-748-1074 (O).
Tulsa, OK (July 25, 2017) –High temperatures continue to blanket Oklahoma and can prove dangerous for mankind and metal alike. During the next few days Tulsa will experience more excessive heat coupled with high humidity, producing triple digit heat indices with temperatures reaching 99 degrees on Wednesday and 98 degrees on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
When outside temperatures are 80 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, as forecast for the days ahead, the interior of cars parked in direct sunlight can easily reach between 180 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit in a matter of minutes. This is especially dangerous for many, including: children five and younger, adults over 65, pregnant or nursing women, and persons with disabilities or pre-existing medical conditions, putting them at risk of heat stroke and heat prostration. It only takes just 15 minutes for a child left inside a hot vehicle to suffer life-threatening brain, liver and kidney injuries.
AAA Urges Motorists To ACT:
“Extreme temperatures pose a risk to drivers, their passengers and vehicles they drive, especially if their cars aren’t ready for the extreme heat,” says Mark Madeja, AAA spokesman. “Many summertime breakdowns could be prevented with proper maintenance. That’s why it’s even more critical to ensure your vehicle is properly prepared to battle the ongoing summer heat.”
Preventive Summer Vehicle Maintenance Tips
Before hitting the road:
Once on the road:
“For safety’s sake, every driver should have a well-stocked emergency kit that includes a mobile phone and car charger; a flashlight with extra batteries; a first-aid kit; drinking water; extra snacks/food for your travelers and any pets; battery booster cables; and emergency flares or reflectors,” added Parker.
The AAA Roadside Rescue Team is gearing up for the heat with batteries and bottled water to help stranded motorists. For more information or to schedule an interview or ride along with a member of the AAA Roadside Rescue Team, please contact Mark Madeja at 918-935-9318 (C) or 918-748-1074 (O).
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