Riding lawnmowers that mow in reverse are the biggest dangers to kids.
Darren Malone, who lost his son, Shane, in a lawnmower accident, is lobbying for safer lawnmowers.
Here are some lawnmower safety tips:
- NEVER mow in reverse.
- Don't mow when kids are around. Make sure they are inside and supervised by an adult when you are mowing.
- Never enlist a child to be your lawn "helper."
- Never allow your kids to ride on a lawnmower with you.
- Don't buy kids lawnmower toys -- they send the wrong message. Lawnmowers are NOT toys!