Why you should drive without shoes this weekend

You might have heard that some of our colleagues around WHO Radio are fond of wandering around the studios without their shoes on. I'm not one of them -- I'm on "Team Shoes" -- but the National Weather Service just gave me a very good reason to drive without a shoe on.

The forecast holds a lot of heat for us this weekend (we're talking heat index values at or near 100°!), and that means everyone needs to be on extremely high alert for children and pets being left accidentally inside hot cars. The local NWS office suggests putting something important in the back seat -- like a shoe! -- to help you remember to look before you lock:

 

So, while I promise I'm going to stay on Team Shoes while I'm at the station, if you see me driving around town in my socks, know it's for a good reason.

Please share this valuable advice with other parents! Until we have a good technological solution to the problem of people (and pets) being left inside hot cars, put a shoe in the back seat.

Brian Gongol

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