Kids are unpredictable. Ensure their safety by always firmly holding their hand around traffic. Don't allow them to move ahead of you. Make sure all children are in front of your vehicle before you move your car. If possible, have another adult supervise children when you are behind the wheel. Designate your drive-way as a toy free zone.
Have children in the area stand to the side of the driveway or sidewalk so that you can clearly see them when backing out of a driveway or parking space. When backing out, roll down your windows so that you can hear what is happening around the vehicle. Actively check your mirrors when you are reversing your vehicle.
When you car is unattended, keep it locked so that children cannot get inside and play with the controls. Never leave your keys in the car, even when you are planning to be out of the vehicle for just a few seconds. Check in your vehicle owner's manual whether or not your vehicle has a Brake Transmission Safety Interlock (BTSI). If it does, learn how to use it and do so to keep your children safe. Whenever you park your vehicle, be sure to engage the emergency brake.