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Health Tip: Check for Children in the Driveway

Walk a lap around the car before you drive

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(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.


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