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Back to School Puts Busy Driveways on Child Safety Agenda

With the start of a new school year signifying increased activity around home driveways, Kidsafe Victoria have issued a warning to parents and carers about the dangers of low speed run overs.

On average, 7 children aged 0-14 years are killed and 60 are seriously injured due to driveway run over incidents every year in Australia. Children under 5 years are most at risk.

Kidsafe Victoria and City of Greater Geelong Take Direct Action on KIDS IN HOT CARS ISSUE

Less than one week after Kidsafe Victoria called for signs to be placed on the entry to all shopping centre and supermarket carparks to protect children from being left in hot cars, the City of Greater Geelong will become the first Council in Victoria to introduce an integrated awareness raising campaign on the issue.

Kidsafe Toddler Drowning Focus: Close the Gate on Backyard Pool Drowning this Summer

For the first time since 2010, swimming pools have overtaken beaches as the location with the second highest number of drowning deaths.