Every year, thousands of children are killed or seriously injured because a driver backing up could not see them. A backover incident typically takes place when a car is backing out of a driveway or parking space.

Rear Visibility Standard – learn more about back-up cameras in all cars here

Fact Sheet
  • In the U.S. at least fifty children are being backed over by vehicles EVERY week.
  • The predominant age of victims is one year olds. (12-23 months)
  • Over 60% of backing up incidents involved a larger size vehicle. (truck, van, SUV)
  • Tragically, in over 70% of these incidents, a parent or close relative is behind the wheel.

            Backover Fact Sheet - Spanish          Backover Fact Sheet - Hmong


Learn the BlindZone measurement for your vehicle

Consumer Reports has measured the blindzones of a number of popular vehicle models. The results for both an average-height driver (5 feet 8 inches) and a shorter driver (5 feet 1 inch) are listed in the accompanying charts.


Safety Tips

Learn simple tips on how to keep your children safe in and around vehicles.


Info on Backup Cameras from NHTSA:

Chart, Statistics, Graphics

Below are charts and graphs which can be downloaded for free and are excellent education materials. We encourage you to share, print, copy, distribute, or enlarge them; but we ask that no changes be made.

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Definition of “Blindzones” vs “Blind Spots”

Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and Videos

Heighten awareness about the dangers children face in and around motor vehicles with’s Public Service Announcements. Please encourage TV stations, hospital, doctor offices, public health offices, parenting classes, etc., to share this life-saving information.

Examples of Available Technology

Technology is available to reduce the blindzone behind your vehicle. Learn more about what is available as aftermarket technology you can add to your vehicle today. All vehicles can be retrofitted with camera systems to help keep children safe because you cannot avoid hitting what you cannot see.

VOXX Electronics Corporation

ACA801 – License Plate Mounted Back-up Camera

Today’s drivers are more safety conscious than ever. With the popularity of SUVs, trucks and larger vehicles, blind spots are an increasing problem. Sophisticated technology now makes it affordable for drivers to have an added dimension of safety. The VOXX Electronics’ ACA801 License Plate Mounted Back-up Camera is easily added to most OEM vehicles or added in combination with one of their many monitors, making backing up easier and safer. The ACA801 is an HD camera that is waterproof, compact, and low light sensitive and includes trajectory grid lines for ease of use.


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Backover Studies

Learn more about backovers through studies specific to backover injuries and deaths. There have been several studies published about backovers, but there is still much to be learned.