Spot the Tot

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How to Prevent Driving Backovers in a Few Easy Steps:

Every week, New York children are run over in a driveway or parking lot. Please remember to take a few simple steps before you back up.

Prevention Steps

  • Before driving, check the street, driveway and area around your vehicle
  • Drivers of SUVs and trucks should be extra careful
  • Children should be taught not to play in, under or around vehicles
  • Supervise children when a driver is leaving the home
  • Whenever possible, use current technology such as backup cameras and sensor devices
  • Adjust driver's seat as high as needed to see clearly out of rear window
  • Roll down windows to hear children
  • Adjust side and rear mirrros to reduce blind zone

Major Risk Factors:

  • Children under 5 years of age
  • High profile vehicles such as SUVs, vans and trucks
  • Vehicles travelling in reverse
  • Rushed and distracted drivers

For more information: www.nyhealth.gov or injury@health.state.ny.us