Keeping kids safe in driveways
Safekids New Zealand is inviting community groups and organisations to a workshop in Porirua on Friday on preventing children from being run over by vehicles reversing out of driveways.
Every two weeks in New Zealand, a child is hospitalised with serious injuries resulting from a vehicle being driven on a private driveway.
Five children are killed the same way each year.
Most children injured in driveway incidents are toddlers, aged about two. Those not killed often suffer severe injuries. The driver is usually a close family member.
The devastating impact of these events upon families cannot be overstated, says Safekids New Zealand director Ann Weaver.
‘‘ The Safekids Campaign workshop is an opportunity for Child Injury Prevention practitioners, agencies, community groups, volunteer services and organisations to receive up-to-date information and new resources on this injury issue.’’
The Porirua session is being taken by Petelo Alosio on June 24.
Anyone interested in taking part in the workshop should phone 04 238 6077 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.