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Backover Accidents

Papers
  1. Backover Deaths - Leading Cause of Death in Children (KidsandCars.org)
      Provides a chart indicating 46% of deaths of children through nontraffic noncrashes are from backovers. 11-05

  2. Backover Deaths - What Can Be Done? (CNN News)
      "More than 2,400 children are backed-up over every year in the United States. Of those, about 100 are killed. In most cases, those children are run over by a parent or other relative."

      "Wanting one last chance to see mommy, daddy, or grandmother before they go, a child will run up behind the vehicle at the worst possible time. Small children don't realize that the driver may not be able to see them." 11-05

  3. Backup Safety - Sonar Devices (NHTSA)
      "All of the six sensor systems tested displayed reliable performance characteristics. Their performance did not decrease significantly even with the sensors covered with dust."

      "However, their effectiveness in preventing pedestrian strikes appears to be low due primarily to their limited detection distances." 11-05

  4. Cars With Backup Safety Devices (ConsumersUnion.org)
      Consumer's Union recommends that backup safety devices become standard equipment in cars to prevent backover accidents involving children. Lists cars with safety backup devices as standard or optional equipment. 11-05

Purchase Resources
  1. Backup Safety - Video Devices (Electronics-Pluz.com)
      Provides a video backup device to reduce backover injuries and deaths. Hitch Cam, approximately $650. Awesome Library does not endorse these products but provides them as examples. 11-05

  2. Backup Safety - Video Devices (Electronics-Pluz.com)
      Provides a video backup device to reduce backover injuries and deaths. Unicam, approximately $600. Awesome Library does not endorse these products but provides them as examples. 11-05

  3. Backup Safety - Video Devices (Electronics-Pluz.com)
      Provides a video backup device to reduce backover injuries and deaths. Frame Cam. Awesome Library does not endorse these products but provides them as examples. 11-05

   
   


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