Safety In and Around Cars
Health Promotion

Spot the Tot
You could save a child’s life by taking a five second walk around your car before you get in. Many of these preventable injuries and deaths occur in driveways or parking lots when drivers do not see children near their vehicles – often, these drivers are loving family members or friends.


Follow three easy tips to help keep children safe around cars:

- Parents and Caregivers

  • Parents and caregivers are urged to firmly hold the hand of children when in driveways, parking lots, and sidewalks.

- Drivers

  • Drivers, even those without children of their own, are cautioned to do a safety check to look for children walking or playing around cars. 
  • Drivers should walk all the way around a parked vehicle to check for kids, toys and pets before entering the car and starting the motor.


Spot the Tot brochure

Brochures are also available at the Utah County Health Department.
Call 801-851-7513











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