Dogs in hot cars

This summer, took to the streets to see just how many pedestrians came to the aid of a distressed dog left alone in a hot car.

The social experiment

Every year, hundreds of motorists leave their dogs locked in hot car – but research shows very few people try to help out. Watch our video to find out just how many people came to the aid of Annie the dog during a three-day social experiment.

Advice from & the RSPCA

Two thirds (63%) of motorists have witnessed a dog left alone in a hot car. And three quarters (76%) of these admitted they didn’t do anything about it. But how would you react if you saw a dog locked in a car? And when’s the best time to intervene? With the help of the RSPCA, we’ve created a guide to inform drivers on the best steps to take.

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Amanda Stretton

Meet our motoring editor

Amanda Stretton is a former racing driver. She’s promoting road safety and providing great tips for you on motor savings.