Over the past ten years, more than 60 Utah children were killed and more than 500 were injured by accidental back overs. Every six days a Utah child is run over in a driveway or parking lot. Please remember to take a few simple steps before you back up.

Preventing Driving Back Overs

  • 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.
  • Adjust the driver’s seat as high as needed to see clearly out the rear window.
  • Roll down windows to hear children.
  • Adjust side and rear mirrors to reduce blind spots.

Major Risk Factors

  • Children under five years of age
  • High profile vehicles such as SUV’s, vans and trucks
  • Vehicles traveling in reverse
  • Rushed and distracted driving

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