- Tragic Accidents Happen. You can severely injure or kill a child with a mower. This can occur by running over a child with the mower – in forward or reverse – with the blades spinning, or when objects are hit and thrown by the spinning blades.
- Know Where your Kids Are. Accidents can happen without warning, particularly if you don’t see a child approaching the mower.
- Never Give Rides. A child may fall off the mower and into the spinning blades. Giving rides may also cause the child to be attracted to the mower and the child may later approach without being seen.
- Use Extreme Caution in Reverse. Keep alert for anyone who may enter the mowing area. Always look down and behind before and while backing.
- Keep Kids Safe. Stop mowing if a child approaches the mowing area. Never let a child play or around a riding mower. Keep the keys to your mower away from children.
- RIDING MOWERS ARE TOOLS, NOT TOYS
You may see it all the time - kids playing outside while their parents or older siblings mow the lawn - and think nothing of it. It seems so harmless. But the truth of it is that it's not, thousands of children are injured or even killed by lawn mowers each year. As lawn mowing season gets underway in much of the country, safety experts are putting out a warning: Watch out for the kids. Please help us spread the word: LAWN MOWERS AND CHILDREN DON'T MIX.