Posts Tagged ‘back to school safety’

Helping Children Avoid Bus Accidents – What to do to Stay Safe for Back-to-School – Part 2

Monday, September 13th, 2010

You may be running late for work and think to yourself that no one will notice if you speed up to pass the bus in front of you slowing down with its lights on, right? Our question to you is this: is taking the risk of injuring a child really worth it? We’ve all seen children unexpectedly dart across a street or pop out from behind a vehicle.

As drivers, we have a responsibility to obey the rules of the road. After all, how far does that extra twenty seconds really help you? Isn’t it ironic how the same people who cut corners like avoiding braking buses often end up being stopped at the same stoplights that the safer drivers do.

Learn more about Bus Accidents: What to do following an accident.

So, how can you and other drives help make the road a safer place for buses and children? Easy! Just follow this simple rule:

If a bus has its red lights or stop sign deployed, you must stop:

  • Even if the bus is on the opposite side of the road
  • In a parking lot
  • Anywhere within school grounds

A Quick Reminder: Hidden Dangers

With the school season just beginning, autumn will fast be at its heels, bringing with it a flurry of fallen, red and golden leaves.

Many of our local laws recommend simply gathering leaves and depositing them at the curb for pickup. This presents a hidden danger.

We know how children love to play in a freshly raked pile of leaves. If you are driving through a residential street and see a pile of leaves, please do not drive through them; if there happens to be a neighborhood child playing in that same pile of leaves, there is a strong possibility that you may not see them until it is too late. We ask that you err on the side of caution and stick to driving on the paved road.

Learn more from a Rochester Accident Lawyer