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Posted on July 19, 2023 in Personal Injury
While the new school year provides fresh opportunities to learn and grow, it can also present risks that parents, teachers, and students should be aware of, especially during the school commute.
Here, the legal team at The Melonakos Law Firm shares some back-to-school safety tips for pedestrians, bus riders, bike riders, and motorists in the Greenville area. Be sure to contact our personal injury lawyers in Greenville for a free consultation if you’ve been injured in an accident on your way to school.
Although drivers are required to slow down in school zones, pedestrians must stay vigilant and be aware of their surroundings while walking to and from school. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are all too common in South Carolina, which had the second-highest rate of pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people in one recent year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Here are some essential tips to stay safe while walking to and from school:
Although riding the bus to school is relatively safe, 426 school buses were involved in accidents in South Carolina in one recent year, according to data from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. To keep your children safe while riding the school bus, teach them these important tips:
Riding a bicycle to and from school is popular among students and teachers, but it’s not without risks. According to data from the NHTSA, 14 bicyclists were killed in accidents in South Carolina in one recent year. To stay safe while riding a bike, follow these tips:
Drivers in school zones should be extremely cautious to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorists. To stay safe in busy school areas, be sure to:
If you or your child was injured going to or from school, The Melonakos Law Firm will be ready to demand answers and accountability from the at-fault party. No child should ever be hurt by someone else’s carelessness, but if they are, we’ll be there to see to it that justice is served. Call us or contact us online now for a free consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer in Greenville to discuss your case.