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Have Kids? Four Ways to Keep Them Safer in the Driveway

By Ross Jurewitz on January 13, 2014

San Diego Pedestrian AccidentYoung children are fascinated by cars, trucks, and other vehicles. However, they are too young to understand the dangers of getting too close to a vehicle. Meanwhile, even careful drivers might not see a small child in one of a vehicle’s “blind spots.”

How can you help keep kids safer in the driveway? Consider the following four tips:

  • Walk around your car before getting in. This helps you make sure there are no children, pets, or other obstacles in the immediate area.
  • Consider making the driveway “off limits” for playing. If you have sufficient yard space, consider making a rule for children that they may not play in the driveway.
  • Designate a “safe spot” for kids to stand whenever someone is coming into the driveway, pulling out, or moving a vehicle. Teach kids that their job is to stand in the safe spot until an arriving vehicle has parked and turned off, or until a leaving vehicle has started down the street.
  • Hold the hands of young children when they approach or leave a vehicle, when they enter the driveway, and when they are walking on sidewalks or along the road. Teach children to assume that the driver of a car cannot see them and to always be aware of vehicles in the area.

At Jurewitz Law Group, our experienced San Diego pedestrian accident attorneys can help you seek the compensation you need after an injury. Contact us today at (888) 233-5020 for a free, confidential consultation.

Ross Jurewitz

Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.

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