Keeping children safe in and around driveways

At least 27 children have been killed on or near driveways of their home since 2001.

  • Most victims were under 7 years old
  • Tragically it is often a member of the child's family or a neighbour driving the car
  • Over half of the parents surveyed could recall the child following them out of the house without them realising.


The dangers:

1. Reversing a vehicle - When a car is being reversed, the driver has a limited view and small children may not be seen in the mirrors.

2. Accident release of the handbreak - A car can roll down a slope and hit a child.

3. Electric windows, choking and fire hazards - Young children should never be left in a vehicle unsupervised, even if the engine isn't running.


Click on the image below for full instructions on how to keep your child safe in and around your car.

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