Traveling to School Safely-Tips from a Florida Accident Attorney

by Carmen Dellutri on September 7, 2011

Florida accident attorneyYes, it really is time for children to head back to the classroom! Last week, we talked about school safety. In addition, parents may also want to also consider their children’s safety while traveling to and from school.

Whether your children are walking or riding the bus, listed below are a few tips to ensure they stay injury free.

 

If kids are walking:

  • Map out a safe route to school and walk it with your child for a few days so they become familiar with the way.
  • Avoid crossing busy or high-speed streets.
  • Make sure your child crosses at intersections where there is a crossing guard.
  • Have children wear bright clothing that can be seen by drivers.
  • Start a neighborhood school walk by having a parent accompany a group of children to school. Take turns supervising, allowing others to rotate the chaperoning duties throughout the week.

If kids are riding the school bus:

  • Check to see if the school bus has lap and/or shoulder seat belts and if so, make sure your child uses them at all times. If no belts are available (which they often aren’t), make sure your child knows to stay seated when the bus is in motion.
  • Tell your child to wait for the bus to stop completely before trying to board or exit.
  • Teach him or her to look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Make sure children are aware that they need to remain in clear view of the bus driver when moving around the bus.
  • Children should only board and exit the bus in areas that are safe and/or close to the building.

Source: Consumer Reports

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If your child has been seriously injured in a Florida pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced injury attorneys for a free consultation.

 

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