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Driveway Safety Tips

Check Your Car and Driveway for Kids

  1. We know you’re often in a hurry, but before you drive away, take a few seconds to walk all the way around your parked car to check for children.
  2. When checking for kids around your vehicle, see if anything that could attract a child such as a pet, bike or toy, is under or behind your vehicle before getting in and starting the engine.
  3. Designate an adult to supervise and find a safe spot for children to wait when nearby vehicles are about to move and make sure the drivers can see them.

Limit Play in the Driveway

  1. Work with your kids to pick up toys, bikes, chalk or any type of equipment around the driveway so that these items don’t entice kids to play.
  2. Identify and use safe play areas for children, away from parked or moving vehicles. Teach kids to play in these areas instead of in, around or behind a car. Consider making your driveway a toy-free zone.
  3. Don’t allow children to play unattended in parking lots when cars are present.

Lend a Hand to Younger Kids

  1. Accompany little kids when they get in and out of a vehicle. Hold their hands while walking near moving vehicles or in driveways and parking lots or on sidewalks.

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