(HealthDay News) -- Vehicle safety begins in the driveway. Drivers should always check surroundings as they back out of the driveway to ensure a child isn't near.
The National Safety Council warns:
- Children most vulnerable to being struck in the driveway are younger than age 4.
- A driver should always walk a complete lap around the car before pulling out of the driveway.
- A driver should never rely solely on a backup camera or mirrors to detect a nearby child.
- A driver should always lock any car when not in use to prevent a child from climbing inside.