Driveway Safety: What You Can Do To Keep Your Family Safe

Contributed by Jennifer Dawson

Shockingly, most children hit by cars are under five and injured at home in their own driveways, with a parent behind the wheel. Those tragic stories should serve as a wakeup call to the importance of adequate driveway safety for families, but similarly, as you age you may find that your driveway ought to meet the required standards set by the ADA., the Americans with Disabilities Act which was passed in 1990.
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How to Prevent Injuries and Damage to Your Driveway

While slips, falls, and other accidents at home are more likely to happen on staircases or wet bathroom surfaces, your driveway can also pose a danger. Long stretches of pavement make the perfect place for games of roller hockey, basketball, or other outdoor sports, but the presence of motor vehicles near children requires you to take precautions. If you’re concerned about injuries occurring in your driveway, there are a few simple steps you can take to secure your property.

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