School safety walking to school is something every parent should address with their children. While many children take a school bus, others are within walking distance and walk every day.
Digital device use puts kids at risk, especially teenagers, who are more likely to be using devices. It is crucial to have children to take off headphones and put their phones and other devices away when crossing the street.
One of the first steps for safety is to choose the safest route for your child to walk to school. The New York Department of Transportation (DOT) has school safety maps you can use to plan your child's school route.
The following are a number of guidelines to follow when you have children walking to school:
Despite following safety guidelines, children walking to school can be victims of pedestrian accidents. Drivers who are careless, speeding or distracted often cause accidents. If your child suffered serious injuries or died in a pedestrian accident, consult with a lawyer.
It is vital to hold responsible parties accountable. Also, receiving compensation for damages can help offset medical and other expenses. We offer a free consultation to answer questions and explain your legal rights.