Risks of Walking To School

Tips For Walking to School

7437088_mWalking to school can have many benefits for your child. It is good for their health, can foster a sense of independence, and has been show to improve concentration. But it can also pose a plethora of dangers. Children are sometimes involved in pedestrian accidents, or abducted by strangers when they do not observe safe practices. You can help your child learn to walk to school safely by teaching them some basic safety tips.

  • Always be on the lookout for cars, even if you are supposed to have the right-of-way
  • Check for cars at every driveway and intersection
  • Look at parked cars to see if they are about to move
  • When crossing the street look left, right, and then left again
  • Carry a flashlight and wear reflective clothing if you must walk to and from school during dawn and dusk hours
  • Never take a ride with a stranger
  • Stick to the route that you and your parents have chosen together
  • Walk with friends when possible, not alone

If your child was injured while walking to school, we encourage you to find an experienced pedestrian accident attorney near you. Call AccidentAttorneys.org and we will place you with a highly credentialed attorney from our exclusive network.

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