Current Campaign and Issues

At the time of writing this report, a current campaign through the organisations Safekids, which is a service of Starship Children’s Health, had planned a campaign labelled “Driveway Run Over Prevention”.[1]

Safekids explains that every two weeks a child is hospitalised with severe injuries, resulting from vehicles in a private driveway and approximately 11 percent of non-fatal injuries are severe and lead to a permanent disability.[2]

This campaign is to run into 2012 and has started during Spring as there is a higher rate of incidences in the summer months when children are more likely to be outside. The Safekids campaign includes radio annoucements, media releases, a poster campaign, position papers and working with local councils.

Two of their posters can be viewed on this page:

 

 

 

 

 

 


[1]Safekids New Zealand, “Home Driveway Run Over Injury,” http://www.safekids.org.nz/index.php/page/43 (accessed September 8, 2011).
[2] Ibid.