August is officially Back to School Month! If your child is heading back to in-person learning this year, it’s imperative that you teach them certain safety skills and ensure that you remain defensive when driving in school zone areas. Below, we provide a comprehensive guide to ensuring safety during this time.
Driving in any location requires your full attention to be on the road, but you need to be even more vigilant when driving in school zones. Young children may be harder to spot and may unexpectedly dart out in the road in front of your car. It’s also important to keep in mind that you must take extra precautions when sharing the road with school buses.
As a motorist, here are some tips that you should implement when traveling in school zones:
Walking to school may seem like a mundane activity, but when it comes to young children walking to school, parents should reiterate the importance of safe walking practices. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that children younger than 10 years old should be accompanied by a parent or adult while walking to school. Additionally, remind your children to:
Children love riding their bikes to school, but it’s important to keep in mind that young children on bicycles may not know the rules of the road that they have to follow. Here are some reminders for your children so that they can stay safe on two wheels:
Lastly, we want to reiterate the importance of knowing what precautions are being taken at your child’s school during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Make sure to check out the district’s website for more information, as well as the Colorado Department of Education website for COVID-19 resources and other school district reopening plans.
Were you or was your child harmed due to negligence? Contact our Boulder personal injury attorneys at (303) 622-3876 today. We will do everything in our power to hold liable parties accountable and help you recover.