Pedestrian Safety 101: Back to School Edition - Catalano Law

Pedestrian Safety 101: Back to School Edition

With the school year starting soon in upstate New York, it’s essential to revisit pedestrian safety measures to ensure children can safely travel to and from school. Here are some key points to consider in our Pedestrian Safety 101: Back to School Edition.

Back-to-School Pedestrian Safety Tips

As the summer winds down and the new school year approaches, the time has come to shift our attention from beach outings and barbecues to school schedules, homework, and child safety. The bustling school mornings bring not just a surge in bus and car traffic but also an increase in young pedestrians making their way to school.

Reinforcing back-to-school pedestrian safety tips can ensure children remain safe as they navigate their routes to and from school. These tips include:

How Can Drivers Keep Kids Safe?

While children should understand and follow pedestrian safety rules, drivers have a role to play in keeping the roads safe during the back-to-school season. Here are some tips that drivers in upstate New York should keep in mind:

Always maintain a safe distance of at least 20 feet from school buses. This allows children ample space to enter and exit the vehicle safely. Remember to exercise patience and wait for the bus to resume motion before proceeding.

Never text or use your phone while driving. Keep your full attention on the road, especially in areas where children might be walking or playing.

Ensuring a Safe School Year for Everyone

School zones pose additional hazards for drivers and pedestrians, and accidents may happen without proper safety precautions. If you or your children have been involved in a pedestrian accident in New York, seek legal counsel from Catalano Law.

Our experienced attorneys specialize in pedestrian accidents and are dedicated to advocating for pedestrian safety while securing fair compensation for victims. Schedule a free case review today.

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