Most people associate the risk of being run over with speeding and being struck by a stranger who isn’t paying attention. However many of these accidents happen at low speed, in driveways and garages, and involve cars driven by someone the child knows well—often their mum or dad.
Low speed run overs can be fatal, particularly for younger aged children.
It’s important to keep children away from moving vehicles. Always check where children are before you move a car—every car, every child, every time.
The QFCC is working closely with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and Kidsafe Queensland to promote driveway and car park safety.
We’ve jointly produced a factsheet with information about how to help your children play safe away from cars and stay safe when near cars: Don't go if you don't know (PDF, 211KB).