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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A locally based organization is taking strides to prevent tragedies that involve children

Kids and Cars is the only national non-profit  dedicated solely to protecting kids around vehicles.

The organization said that backovers are not only predictable but also 100 percent preventable.

According to Kids and Cars, at least 50 children each week are backed over because the driver could not see them. 70 percent of the drivers are parents or relatives, and the victims are typically 12-23 months old.

"It's devastating the whole community feels the tragedy," Amber Rollins of Kids and Cars said.

Kids and Cars has been fighting for 10 years to help protect children, including fighting for federal regulation.

A federal went into effect last year that requires all vehicle to have backup camera by 2018.