Children and parents might feel differently when classes resume in August and September, but everyone can agree that getting to and from school safely is a top priority. The excitement of back-to-school time is evident as streets that were quiet during the summer are now packed during morning and afternoon hours. This combination of students, cars, buses and bikes presents a risk of a serious accident, even in areas where crossing guards are present.
For more than 70 years, the American Automobile Association’s “School’s Open — Drive Carefully” campaign has urged motorists to take extra care as children start a new school year. Though the message is timeless, several technological and cultural changes have created new potential hazards for youngsters, such as:
By observing the law and staying aware of their surroundings, children and motorists can reduce the number of injuries that occur during the first weeks of school. However, injuries to walkers can never be completely eliminated, so you never know when you’ll need a skillful auto accident attorney.
Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban represents pedestrians and others who have been hurt in vehicle accidents throughout the Carolinas and Virginia. Please call (888) 351-1038 or contact us online to discuss your matter and legal remedies that might be available during a free initial consultation.
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