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bye-bye syndrome

bye-bye syndrome
 n.— «Alec and Cameron are just two victims in what parents and child safety advocates call a growing trend of children being killed and maimed by vehicles—often their family’s own SUVs and minivans—backing out of driveways and parking spaces.…The tragic trend is known as the “bye-bye syndrome,” said Janette Fennell, founder of the Kansas-based Kids And Cars.org safety advocacy group. Children “don’t want to be left behind” when a beloved relative is leaving; they sneak out and put themselves in a dangerous position behind the vehicles where they can’t be seen. » —“Parents put spotlight on deaths of toddlers in ‘backovers’” by Frank Eltman in Huntington, New York Newsday (Long Island, New York) Apr. 29, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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