INSERRA & KELLEY SUPPORTS KIDSANDCARS.ORG
Inserra & Kelley has joined KidsAndCars.org in their campaign against the dangers cars present to children. KidsAndCars.org was established after Janette Fennell, Founder and President of KidsAndCars.org, suffered a personal tragedy involving a carjacking. Her nine month old baby was kidnapped from her vehicle during a carjacking while her and her husband were trapped in the trunk of their car, after being beaten, robbed and left for dead. The initial campaign to convince the auto industry and federal government that truck entrapment was a problem led Ms. Fennell to take on avoiding other safety issues for children, such as power window strangulations, vehicles being knocked into gear by children, and of course, children being hit by vehicles which are backing up. Inserra & Kelley believes in KidsAndCars.org and their efforts to keep children safe. Although much work has already been done to enact new legislation to protect children, it is important that as parents and consumers, we remember to take efforts to ensure the safety of our children. Please join us by reviewing the KidsandCars.org safety tips below:
- Walk completely around and behind a vehicle prior to moving it.
- Know where your kids are. Make children move away from your vehicle to a place where they are in full view before moving the car and know that another adult is properly supervising children before moving your vehicle.
- Teach children that “parked” vehicles might move. Let them know that they can see the vehicle; but the driver might not be able to see them.
- Consider installing cross view mirrors, audible collision detectors, rear view video camera and/or some type of front sensor detection device.
- Measure the size of your blind zone (area) in front of the vehicle(s) you drive. Many drivers cannot see a young child 6-8 feet in front of larger vehicles.
- Be aware that steep inclines and large SUV’s, vans and trucks add to the difficulty of seeing around a vehicle.
- Hold children’s hand when leaving the vehicle.
- Teach your children to never play in or around a vehicle.
- Keep toys and other sports equipment off the driveway.
- Homeowners should trim landscaping around the driveway to ensure they can see the sidewalk, street and pedestrians clearly when backing out or entering their driveway. Pedestrians also need to be able to see a vehicle pulling out of the driveway.
- Never leave children alone in or around cars; not even for a minute.
- Keep vehicles locked at all times; even in the garage or driveway and always set your parking brake.
- Keys and/or remote openers should never be left within reach of children.
- Make sure all child passengers have left the car after it is parked.
- Be especially careful about keeping children safe in and around cars during busy times, schedule changes and periods of crisis or holidays.
These precautions can save lives.
For additional information, visit www.KidsAndCars.org