Do not allow extra riders on a mower, even if you are not mowing. A child can fall off the mower when being held on a lap. I have witnessed a child being held on a lap while riding on a mower being driven along a busy country road. Not only could the child have fallen off, but the mower could have been hit by another vehicle. A person would not operate a vehicle without first placing the child in a safety seat, but this practice is forgotten when operating a riding mower.
Never leave a running mower unattended.
By following these rules, we can keep our children safe during the mowing season.