A recent study by the Bureau of Infrastructure Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) found that, on average, seven children aged under 15 are killed each year and 60 are seriously injured due to being hit by a vehicle moving around the home.
Very young children face the greatest risk in these incidents—90% of children killed and 70% of those seriously injured are under five years of age.
The brochure Driveway Safety: Are your kids at risk? provides advice about keeping children safe around vehicles at home.
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- Chinese (traditional) [PDF: 3592 KB] 
- Greek [PDF: 3349 KB] 
- Indonesian [PDF: 2980 KB] 
- Italian [PDF: 2980 KB] 
- Spanish [PDF: 3349 KB] 
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Printed copies of the brochure in English only are also available and can be ordered by filling out the online order form.
The BITRE report Child pedestrian safety: 'driveway deaths' and 'low-speed vehicle run-overs', Australia, 200110, is available from the BITRE website.
The BITRE report and the new Driveway Safety brochure were released by the Hon Catherine King MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, at the National Road Safety Forum on 24 August. The forum included a session on driveway safety.
The Queensland Injury Prevention Council has undertaken a number of research projects on low speed vehicle run-overs of children.