You need to make sure you are very careful if you use a riding lawn mower to cut your grass. Keep your children completely out of the area. They should not be allowed to play in the yard while you are cutting it. They might follow the blades too closely trying to get to a toy. The noise from a riding lawn mower is loud so you may not even hear the child playing until it is too late. Make sure your children are aware of the dangers involved and that they understand why they should never get close to a riding lawn mower.
Try to avoid using that backup lever as much as possible. You should focus on moving it forward and paying attention to what is out in front of you. Look for toys, rocks, sticks, and anything else that may be hidden in your grass. Rocks are very dangerous as they can come into contact with the blades and be thrown into the air.
Some of the manufacturers of riding lawn mowers have found themselves at the center of legal issues because of the injuries or death that has resulted from a riding lawn mower accident. Many parents claim that had they known about such risks to their children they never would have purchased one. However, they are still being made with the dangerous reverse abilities so parents have to do their part to keep their family safe.