Inserra & Kelley are proud to announce that the firm will be promoting the fantastic objectives of KidsAndCars.org and its founder and president, Janette Fennell. Since 1996, KidsAndCars.org has been dedicated to preventing injuries and death to children in or around motor vehicles.
KidsAndCars recognizes that while traffic car accidents and deaths often get the most media attention and prevention efforts, a significant—and preventable—number of injuries and fatalities involving cars are non-traffic related, occurring in parking lots or residential driveways. Nearly 1,800 people are killed each year and another 840,000 injured as a result of these non-traffic incidents. Those tragedies are the focus of KidsAndCars’ efforts. The organization works, for example, to:
- Reduce child deaths and injuries as a result of backover and frontover incidents, where the driver couldn’t see a child when backing up or slowly rolling forward;
- Reduce heat-related deaths caused when children are trapped inside motor vehicles
- Reduce injury and death to children caused by power window suffocation
- Reduce child injuries and deaths caused by vehicles being set in motion unexpectedly
Vehicle safety for children is not only about purchasing the right child seats and teaching your children to buckle-up. Cars are powerful machines and they can present dangers to children even at the least expected moments, including when they are parked in your own driveway. Thus, KidsAndCars work is centered on promoting the highest level of awareness among parents, caregivers, and the public at-large about the dangers inherent to children in or around motor vehicles. Inserra & Kelley is excited to be joining forces with KidsAndCars.org in its Iowa and Nebraska practice areas, working together to prevent sudden tragedies through data collection, education and public awareness, policy change, regulations and survivor advocacy.