Keep your eye on driveway during break

IPSWICH drivers heading to work this week are being urged to be mindful of children playing around neighbourhood streets with school holidays now under way.

RACQ's Lauren Ritchie said with more children about, drivers needed to be extra careful especially in driveways.

"We know there are about three children injured in low-speed incidents every week in Queensland, many of them in driveways and car parks," Ms Ritchie said.

"Young children lack spatial awareness of the dangers of a moving vehicle and if the driver is unable to see them on a driveway it is easy for a tragedy to occur.

"While kids should be taught from a very young age how to be safe around cars, the reality is they can be very unpredictable, so motorists need to be alert and prepared for the unexpected."



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