Preventing Driveway and CARPARK accidents

Until the age of 10-11 years, children need active adult supervision to help them navigate driveways, cars, roads and car parks safely. Even children who seem to know all the road safety rules won't necessarily remember to follow them.

Always holding your child's hand when he's near cars is a great first step. You can also teach your child about road safety, including how to be safe around parked cars and on footpaths and driveways.

Your child will learn about pedestrian safety by watching you, so use safe behaviour around cars, roads, footpaths and car parks.

Toddlers are especially at risk in driveways and yards. Toddlers might not yet realise that cars are dangerous. They can also move quietly and quickly. They get highly absorbed in whatever they're doing. They often don't stop, even if you ask them to.

Please be mindful of your children in our car park and watch you speed!