If I may be permitted something of a public service announcement, I pass along this heartbreaking story from the Los Angeles Times of a mother who backed over and killed her 22-month-old child in the driveway of their home. These sorts of incidents have always horrified me as a police officer and even more so as a father. Mrs. Dunphy and I have a adopted a rule when it comes to maneuvering in our driveway and elsewhere: If we don't know where the kids and the dogs are, we don't move the car an inch.
That poor child, that poor mother. Please, Ricochet readers, take the extra moment and be careful.