Driveway Safety

Kidsafe SA team up with Fitzy to explain the 3 important steps to keep children safe around the driveway

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Kidsafe SA would like to acknowledge SGIC, proud supporters of the Kidsafe SA driveway safety CSA and the 'Keeping Children Safe Around the Driveway' low-literacy brochure.

Driveway runovers have unfortunately become an increasing cause of unintentional childhood death and injury. More than one child is unintentionally runover each week across Australia and sadly the driver of the vehicle is usually a family member or friend.

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Keeping Children Safe Around the Driveway

Kidsafe SA, with the support of SGIC, has developed a new safety resource titled ‘Keeping children safe around the driveway.’

Every year in Australia, eight children younger than five are killed after being run over at low speed (Baker 2011). In early 2013, a 22 month old girl was tragically killed when she was accidentally runover by a family member in the driveway of their suburban home in Adelaide.

This driveway safety resource has been designed in a low-literacy and easy-to-read format to convey clear and concise driveway safety messages and recommendations. It aims to raise awareness and empower parents and carers with the information and strategies to prevent driveway runover incidents.

We encourage you to download, print and distribute our new driveway safety resource by clicking on the picture to the left. Alternatively, you can call our office to order hardcopies of the resource to distribute and display at your local community/health/childcare centre.

Your support in this campaign will help to spread vital driveway safety messages to parents, carers and the wider community.

DON’T GO IF YOU DON’T KNOW - Follow our 6 simple steps to prevent an accident happening in your driveway

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  1. A driveway is a small road. Don’t allow children to play in the driveway.
  2. Remember, ALL cars have a large blind space - some up to fifteen metres.
  3. Always watch your children when the vehicle is to be moved. Hold their hand or hold them close to keep them safe.
  4. If you are the only one at home, have children in the car with you when it is to be moved.
  5. Restrict access to the driveway from the house and front yard by using fences and gates.
  6. Always walk around your car and check before moving it

For more information Click Here to download the Kidsafe SA driveway safety information sheet.

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