Children In Non-Traffic, Motor Vehicle Related Events
- According to the CDC, each year in the United states 2,400 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms after being struck by or rolled over by a motor vehicle moving in reverse with the majority of those children being between the ages of 12 and 23 months.
- In approximately 70% of these cases a friend or relative was driving the vehicle.
- Kids and Cars reports that an estimated 2 children are backed over and killed every week.
- The technology to prevent these tragic accidents exists, however, it is generally only available on the most expensive vehicles. This technology includes sensors that sound an alarm when backing dangerously close to something and rear view video cameras which allow a driver to see what or who is in the blind spot.
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