Friday, June 6, 2008

Spot the Tot

This is important - help prevent tragedies. This campaign, part of Primary Children's Medical Center's Safe Kids Utah program has now gone nationwide. Click on post title to read press release.

Spot the Tot Campaign Adopted by National Safe Kids Coalition

How to Prevent Driving Backovers in a Few Easy Steps

Between 1997 and 2003, more than 20 Utah children were killed and more than 415 were seriously injured by back overs. In 2004 alone, 10 children were killed. Please remember to take a few simple steps before you back up. Prevention Steps:
    • 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 5 years of age
    • High-profile vehicles such as SUVs, vans and trucks
    • Vehicles traveling in reverse
    • Rushed and distracted drivers
Spot the Tot campaign partners: Primary Children's Medical Center, Utah Department of Public Safety, Emergency Medical Services for Children, Utah County Health Department, Utah Department of Health, Injury Free Coalition for Kids, SafeKids Utah, Salt Lake Valley Health Department.

1 comment:

  1. I am soooooo in favor of this. Thanks for helping spread the word.


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