Be careful when backing up your car with children playing outside

April 13, 2014, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

It was reported recently that a car was backing up out of a driveway and struck a child playing outside.  Ambulance services were required to transport the child to hospital.  It is very important that drivers be very aware of their surroundings, especially with the warmer temperatures, as more children are now outside playing.  Before getting into your car you should take a quick look in the area that you will be backing into to identify any potential dangers.  Also ensure that you have the best visual possible of your surroundings as your car is backing up.  This would include adjusting any mirrors that may assist and also ensuring that you fully utilize any video system that is available  in your vehicle for rear viewing.  Enjoy the warm weather and be safe. 

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