Proximity shut-off possible for farm equipment?

A company called Little Feet Safety Systems has created a device they believe will decline the number of childhood lawn mower injuries. According to them, 300,000 lawn mowing accidents occur annually. Little Feet Safety Systems has created a device that interacts with a lawn mower’s spark plug and has the ability to stop the machine when a signal is sent by a nearby transponder worn by a child or pet.

It sounds like this project is in the beginning stages but we certainly like the idea if it means more of our rural children will be safe from injury! Could something like this be used on tractors and other farm equipment? Sounds like the transponder chip is small enough to be inconspicuous but how would you make sure your child always has it on? Let us know what you think!

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About Farm Safety For Just Kids

Farm Safety For Just Kids is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to rural children and youth. We produce and distribute educational materials addressing various dangers commonly found in the rural environment. Farm Safety For Just Kids is supported by a chapter network of grassroots volunteers located throughout the United States and Canada. The organization also has part-time outreach coordinators in several states. Chapters, outreach coordinators, and volunteers conduct educational programs to raise awareness about safety and health issues affecting their communities.
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