What If? Campaign

What if your child wants to walk to school alone for the first time? What if your phone rings when the baby's in the bathtub? What if your toddler thinks Grandma's medication is candy?

These are the kinds of real-life scenarios parents and caregivers grapple with every day – and the kind that a countywide child safety campaign is tackling.


This quarter, the What If? campaign shares information about safety in and around cars.

Did you know thousands of children are injured or killed each year because of backovers. Child safety experts believe part of the problem is that, nowadays, large vehicles have what are called “blind zones” rather than blind spots. For a large truck, that “zone” can be up to 8 feet long in the front of the vehicle and nearly 50 feet long in the back.

Click here for tips on safety in and around cars.

And with more kids home this summer, you may want to consider the safety of your home.

For example, did you know:

  • The majority of choking incidents involving children happen in the home.
  • Nine out of 10 poisonings happen in the home.
  • Ninety percent of all fire-related deaths in the United States are from blazes started within the home.

Check out the following links for more information:

Button Batteries TV/Furniture Tipovers Falls
Poisoning Scalds & Burns Safe Sleeping
Online Safety Choking & Strangulation Fire & Carbon Monoxide


For additional information related to water, car, home & neighborhood safety, please click the buttons below. For information on upcoming safety events, activities and tips, please visit our partners' websites by clicking here.


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