Childproof Your Ride Occupant Safety Initiative
The Childproof Your Ride Occupant Safety Initiative is an awareness and education program through a partnership between Charlie's House and Kids and Car Safety. The objective is to provide families, parent educators, and law enforcement agencies with information on preventing injuries and deaths from hot car Incidents, vehicle submersion, frontover and backover accidents.
Every week at least 110 children are injured or killed after being run over in parking lots and driveways. These are not only predictable, but they are also preventable tragedies that are happening most frequently to very young children under age 5. Every vehicle has a blind zone behind, on the side, and in front of the vehicle where the driver cannot see a small child.
Did you know, it only takes a few inches of water to sweep away a vehicle off the roadway? Or, that if your vehicle crashes into a body of water, you have less than 60 seconds to escape before the pressure from the water becomes too great to get out? Learn how to keep your family safe and survive a vehicle submersion with the SWOC method.