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Bigger vehicles have much larger front blindzones than other cars, often extending to 16 feet. As a result, 526 youngsters were killed in low-speed “frontover” incidents in 2020, up from 251 deaths in 2008, the U.S. Department of Transportation says.
An Oklahoma advocate hopes to raise awareness for deadly accidents involving children. Over the weekend, 2-year-old Ismael Perez was hit and killed in a drive-thru. Now, the advocate pushed for change and what actions can be taken to prevent it from happening.
As pickup trucks and large SUVs grow in size, so does the risk to people around them. Consumer Reports demonstrates how big these blind zones can be and how we can help to protect our families.
Pickup trucks and crossover SUVs dominate our roadways. And as pickup trucks and large SUVs grow in size, so does the risk to people around them — when drivers hit people directly in front of them because of dangerous blind zones just past the hood. Consumer Reports demonstrates how big these blind zones can be and how we can help to protect our families.
Frontovers aren't often talked about, and many drivers aren't even aware of the problem, but data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that it's a big problem, especially among children.