Children in our Rhode Island and Massachusetts communities are heading back to school! Here are my 3 tips to maximize safety and minimize school bus accidents and other personal injuries:
1. Eliminate “Hurry”& Increase Safety!
Children and adults can all be in a rush, right? And when we are hurried, bad things can happen like car accidents, bus accidents, and other personal injuries (you know, the things that I deal with every day!). So take it from this personal injury lawyer, as kids head back to school, let’s all take a deep breath and slow down and be “unhurried.” Wake up a little earlier, drive under the speed limit, and smile.
2. School Bus And Children Means New Traffic Patterns
If you are like me, you have a morning routine and it involves knowing how long it takes to get where you need to go. But come September, your routine slows down as more school buses and cars are on the road.
It is important to be extra cautious of bus turns, patrol officers and crossing guards.
If you’re driving behind a bus, it is important to allow greater following distance between your vehicle and the bus. It is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.
3. Driving In School Zones – Look Twice!
Here’s a heartbreaking statistic: According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are 4 to 7 years old, and they’re walking.
Whether your children are taking the bus, biking, walking, or getting dropped off, it is important to be aware of school zones that can be congested and hectic during drop-off and pick-up, which unfortunately can increase the risk of a car accident.
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