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Another school year is upon us as parents check off their child’s school supply list, rush out for back to school clothing sales, and say farewell to the long days of summer. We often forget that the most important part of preparing for back to school season is safety. School days, especially in the beginning of the year, bring a lot of congestion to the road with school buses, children on bicycles, and parents dropping off their children at school. The Wilmington car accident lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow wish everyone a smooth transition back to school. The following safety tips can help protect children from potential bus or pedestrian accidents.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 18 school-age children are fatally injured in school transportation-related crashes each year. On average, six of those are directly related to bus accidents. The other 12 are pedestrian accidents caused by school transportation vehicles or other vehicles involved in school bus-related crashes.
Whenever you are behind the wheel, be mindful that the road is being shared with young pedestrians. Consider the following safety tips:
If your child is traveling to school on their own, walk them through the process before the first day back and remind them of the following safety tips:
Please contact our Wilmington car accident lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow in the event you or your child has been injured on the way to school. The safety and well-being of your child is our main priority and we will not stop working until the responsible parties are held accountable. For a free consultation, call us at 302-427-9500 or contact us online. From our offices in Wilmingon, Bear, and Milford, Delaware, we represent clients throughout the state of Delaware.