Back to School Safety: Tips for Your Child’s Walk to School

Back to School Safety: Tips for Your Child’s Walk to School

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Do your children walk to school on a regular basis? If so, it is important to teach your children important safety precautions they should consider when venturing off to learn. With the start of the school year quickly approaching, it is best to explain certain things to your children, now, so that you can ensure safety habits will become second nature. For this reason, we have listed some helpful tips you may discuss with your children to help them commute to school safely.

1. Walk with a buddy.

The old saying goes, “There is always strength in numbers.” This could not be truer. It is wise to have your child find a friend to walk to school with. Strangers are less likely to approach a child if he/she is with another person.

2. Look both ways before crossing the street.

It is wise to teach your child to look both ways before crossing the street even if crosswalk signals say it is okay to cross. Oftentimes, drivers may be distracted by some other matters, leaving them unaware of pedestrians who may be crossing.

3. Always obey traffic signals and pavement markings.

You should teach your child to obey all crosswalks despite what traffic conditions may seem like. Remember, the morning is usually a busy time of day with many people driving to work and school. By teaching your child to obey all traffic and crossroad signals, your child will develop a habit that will ensure safety on his/her walk to school.

4. Always walk in well-lit areas.

It is important to teach your child to walk in well-lit areas. Although mornings and school-day afternoons are well-lit times of day, it is wise to teach this tip to your children in case they go to a friend’s house after school or have to stay late, leaving your child walking home at a dark hour.

5. Never talk to a stranger.

It is crucial to teach your child this tip in order to ensure safety. No matter how innocent or nice a stranger may seem, your child does not know that person’s intentions. For this reason, it is important to instruct your child to walk away if a stranger approaches him/her.

Shook & Stone Cares

The Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at Shook & Stone care about yours and your family’s safety. We feel that it is necessary to speak with your children before the school year starts. If your children suffers an injury on the walk to school, due to the negligence of another person or driver, it is important to seek experience legal representation as soon as possible. You may be compensated for any injuries, emotional distresses, and medical expenses.

To discuss you case, contact the Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at Shook & Stone today.