Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 072515
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File Number: 072515 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1243-07 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: PROMOTE AWARENESS PREVENT DEATH TO CHILDREN IN VEH BACKOVER Introduced: 8/27/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/6/2007
Agenda Date: 11/6/2007 Agenda Item Number: 11A7
Notes: NOTE TO CAO: X/072517 BCC Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT AN EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE AWARENESS IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RELATING TO PREVENTING DEATH AND INJURY TO CHILDREN RESULTING FROM VEHICLE BACKOVER INCIDENTS [SEE AGENDA ITEM NO. 11A10]
Indexes: CHILDREN
  COUNTY MANAGER
Sponsors: Joe A. Martinez, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 11/6/2007 11A7 Adopted P

Health and Public Safety Committee 10/11/2007 2B Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P

County Attorney 8/27/2007 Assigned Health and Public Safety Committee 10/11/2007

County Attorney 8/27/2007 Assigned Jess M. McCarty 9/20/2007

Legislative Text


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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT AN EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE AWARENESS IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RELATING TO PREVENTING DEATH AND INJURY TO CHILDREN RESULTING FROM VEHICLE BACKOVER INCIDENTS

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WHEREAS, since 2001, it is estimated that more than 1,000 children have died and more than 9,160 children have been treated in hospital emergency rooms due to vehicle incidents that are not related to crashes; and
WHEREAS, it is estimated that approximately 50 children per day are hit by vehicles backing up in the U.S., with 2 children per day dying from such incidents; and
WHEREAS, these incidents often involve driveway backovers, according to the Emergency Nurses Association; and
WHEREAS, as vehicles have grown bigger over time, so too has the incidents of backover accidents involving children; and
WHEREAS, many popular vehicles, especially trucks and SUVs, have large blind spots, allowing even the most attentive driver to overlook a child that might be behind the vehicle; and
WHEREAS, an informational campaign could assist in increasing public awareness and reducing the number of backing incidents that occur,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Directs the County Manager to develop and implement an educational campaign to promote awareness in Miami-Dade County related to preventing death and injury to children resulting from vehicle backover incidents.
Section 2. Directs the County Manager to report back to this Board on the development and implementation of the educational campaign within sixty (60) days.



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