Traveling To School Safely
Teach Your Kids to Protect Themselves on Their Way to School by Following These Six Simple Rules to Avoid Being Hurt in an Injury Accident
Parents often seek the services of our personal injury law office because their child was involved in a car accident. Many of these car accidents occur during their daily commute to and from school, often while they are walking to school or walking from a school bus to the classroom. Many of these injuries can be prevented if parents teach their children how to safely travel from home to school.
Our San Diego personal injury law firm has compiled the top 6 ways for a child to safely get to school. Please share this list with your kids and make sure they understand the importance of each tip:
1. Always use crosswalks and look both ways before crossing the street. I know this sounds simple but children constantly forget, especially if they are in a rush, to cross the street at the safest point designated for them. Also, make sure your children appreciate the dangers of jaywalking and that motorists may not be expecting them at that location in the road.
2. Make sure the bus driver can see your child when they enter and exit the bus. And always make sure your child listens to all of the bus driver’s instructions, including not crossing in front or behind the bus until the bus driver permits it.
3. Make sure your child assumes that a driver cannot see them. If your child assumes that a driver is not paying attention, they will always use caution, especially when they cross streets and intersections.
4. Be sure they follow all signs and traffic signals. Traffic signs are all pretty self explanatory, even for children. Just make sure your child adheres to them, for their own safety.
5. Be sure that your kids know the best route to the school or the bus stop. It might be a good idea to walk with them to the school or bus route for at least a week until they can do it on their own. Getting lost and trying to find their way, children may not pay as much attention to motorists.
6. Make sure your child get to their bus stop early and they wait on the sidewalk. Also, tell them that they should wait until the bus makes a complete stop before approaching it.
Remember that child safety starts at home, so be sure that your kids know these important safety rules. However, our child injury attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group know that some accidents cannot be avoided. If your child is injured in an accident, be sure to contact our personal injury law firm at 888-233-5020 for a free consultation.
Have you been injured in an accident in San Diego or anywhere in California and don't know what to do next? We are here to help and provide you with the important and relevant information you need to make an informed decision about:
- How to handle your personal injury claim
- Who is the right injury accident attorney to help you with your case, and
- Whether you even need to hire a lawyer to help you with your insurance claim
Call the Jurewitz Law Group at 888-233-5020 to order one of our free California personal injury books to get the information you need or to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced San Diego personal injury attorneys.