Anyone who has driven past a school zone knows that many children walk to school each day, and those living in neighborhoods have probably seen children playing in the front yard. Child safety near roadways is an important concern, as children may not understand the dangers of traffic or may not completely think through their actions when crossing the street.
Child Pedestrian Safety Tips
Keep these safety precautions in mind to keep kids safe from the dangers of moving vehicles.
Drive safely around kids
- Obey school zone laws.
- Listen to child safety crossing guards.
- Stop for buses when they are loading or unloading, no matter which lane of traffic you occupy.
- Drive slowly through neighborhoods and keep an eye out for children playing.
- When backing out of driveways, double check for any children that may have stepped out behind your vehicle.
Teach kids about pedestrian safety
- Make sure kids know not to play near or in the street. Remind kids to find a trusted adult to retrieve any ball or toy that falls into the street.
- Teach kids to cross streets only at intersections and crosswalks, and make sure they know to walk on the sidewalk rather than in the street.
- Remind kids to “Look left, look right, and look left again” before crossing any street.
If a child is hit by a car, truck, or other vehicle, the injuries may be disabling or even fatal. All children deserve to live and play in safe environments and need drivers to practice safe driving habits to ensure their well-being.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, a knowledgeable Kenosha pedestrian injury attorney can evaluate your situation in order to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact the offices of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 for the help you need.