We’re Helping Promote Child Safety
As we get ready to send our kids back to school, we’d like to remind you to keep an eye out for our kids.
Throughout August, we’re partnering with KidsandCars.org to help promote overall child safety and awareness.
Every year, thousands of children are killed or seriously injured because a driver backing up didn’t see them. A backover incident typically takes place when a car is backing out of a driveway or parking space.
- In the U.S. at least fifty children are backed over by vehicles EVERY week.
- The predominant age of victims is one year olds. (12-23 months)
- Over 60% of backing up 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.
As we prepare for upcoming schedules and routines to change, please be aware of your ever-changing surroundings. Sometimes it’s the smallest who are there most difficult to notice.
In order to help spread awareness, we’re accepting donations to KidsAndCars.org at our office. Aside from helping a great cause, making a donation will get you entered into a drawing for a free Sonicare Toothbrush and Free Fluoride for a year.
KidsAndCars.org (KAC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing injuries and death to children in and around motor vehicles. They have been providing children with a much needed voice with parents, caregivers, and legislators since 1996.
For more information on KidsAndCars.org, visit their website.