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RoSPA aims to reduce driveway accidents

27th November 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is aiming to highlight the dangers children face on driveways.

It has launched Child on the Drive!, a new scheme that is funded by donations, with free posters and leaflets being used to raise awareness of the hazards youngsters face near vehicles.

Lindsey Brough, RoSPA’s road safety research and evaluation officer, said: "For parents, simple precautions such as checking and rechecking as you reverse a vehicle to make sure a child isn’t behind it, keeping parked cars locked, and talking to your children about practical safety near cars really can save lives."

She added that drivers need to be wary of small children around their car, as they can be easily hidden by vehicle blind spots.

The dangers of driving were recently highlighted by road safety charity Brake, which is working in partnership with Lea Community Primary School on the Go 20 campaign.

It hopes to lower motorists' speeds in residential areas, with headteacher Trevor Hart telling the Lancashire Evening Post that children can educate their own parents with regard to speeding.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801495453-ADNFCR


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