Super Baby and Ted would like you to take a few minutes to read these helpful tips for keeping babies and children safe from serious accidents and injuries.
Why are children at risk in the driveway:
– Young children are naturally inquisitive, move surprisingly fast and can run into the path of a moving vehicle without warning.
– In the time it takes for the driver to say goodbye and start the car, a child can move from a ‘safe’ position, onto the driveway and into the path of the vehicle.
– Small children can be impossible to see from inside a car especially if they are directly behind it. The rear visibility of a number of popular cars has been tested and results show that there is a large ‘blind space’ behind most cars, particularly when reversing.
Safety steps to prevent driveway run overs:
SUPERVISE + SEPARATE + SEE
Don’t Go If You Don’t Know
– Always supervise your children.
– When near cars, hold their hand or hold them close to keep them safe.
– If you are the only adult at home and need to move a vehicle, even only a small distance, place your child securely in the vehicle with you while you move it.
– Don’t let your children use the driveway as a play area.
– Create safe play areas for your children by fencing off the driveway from play areas.
– Make access to the driveway from the house difficult for young children by using security doors, fencing or gates.
– Drivers should walk around their vehicle before moving it.
– Even if your car has parking sensors or a reversing camera fitted, you may not notice a small child until it is too late to stop.
– Wave goodbye from a safe place – not the driveway.