Public Safety

How To Prevent Vehicle Backing Accidents In A Few Easy Steps

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 drivers 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 driving Every six days a Utah child is run over in a driveway or parking lot. Please remember to take a few simple steps before you back up.

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