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Honk before backing out

The latest fatality in Orem where a young boy was the victim of being run over accidentally is heart-breaking and emotionally devastating for the family. I would like to offer a suggestion to all of you. Before backing out of a driveway, honk your horn twice quickly and wait a few seconds. Then check your side mirrors and your rearview mirror. This seems crude, but it works.

As someone who travels to many of our elementaries on business in Utah and other states, I frequently see a child nearly hit at his or her school.

Unless you are willing to walk a circle around your car before backing out — honk.

Kim Hanson

South Jordan