Top tips for driveway safety

Posted by: Cal on 31/07/2014

Category: General

Ensuring your tyre tread is high enough and that your tyres are undamaged is one step you can take to keep safe on the road, but what can you do on the driveway?

This area of your home should be considered as a mini road as it presents the same risks you would find on any street.

Every year, many young children are hit by reversing cars in this area. However, there are a few small steps you can take that will ensure kids are kept out of harm's way.

Correct supervision

Children, and young ones in particular, are prone to run out when you least expect them to. This makes it important to supervise them whenever there is a car being moved on your property or around them at all. Hold their hand or keep them close to ensure they are safe.

If you are the only adult and need to move your car, whether to get it closer to the house or to change your tyres, consider putting the kids in the car with you so you know where they are.

Always walk around your car before moving it

Whenever you need to reverse or even drive forward, you should take a walk around your car to ensure there are no small people at risk of being hit.

Your blind spot may be bigger than you think it is, so make sure you leave time to check it.