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Did you know that every year, thousands of children are hurt or die because a driver moving forward very slowly didn’t see them?
These Incidents for the most part take place in residential driveways or parking lots and are referred to as ‘frontovers’ (the opposite of a backover). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration January 2009 Report states that ‘other’ (not a backover) non‐occupant non-traffic crashes are responsible for 393 deaths and 20,000 Injuries per year.
Over 80% of “frontover” incidents involved a larger size vehicle (truck, van, SUV). Tragically, in over 70% of these incidents, a parent or close relative is behind the wheel. Small reminders to drivers, like the #SafetySam Step2 KidAlert! V.W.S (visual warning sign) can prevent accidents like this!
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