Keeping Child Pedestrians Safe
School zones were created with one purpose in mind: keeping children safe from vehicles. This is because child pedestrians and vehicles are a dangerous combination. Kids are generally small, fast, and unpredictable. Special safety precautions must be made to keep the little ones in our lives safe from harm.
If you or someone you care about has been injured due to the negligence or poor decision making of someone else, you have a right to seek compensation. The Appleton car accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® have the experience you need to collect your due damages. Contact our offices today at 800-242-2874 to speak to one of our friendly attorneys.
Tips for Driving Near Child Pedestrians
Due to their smaller size and relative immaturity, children are very vulnerable to car accidents. The next time you are driving in a residential area or anywhere there may be children, remember to:
- Slow down! Kids are unpredictable and can run into the street without thinking. The slower your speed, the more reaction time you give yourself.
- Always check behind your car before you back up. Kids can be hard to spot and are easily backed over if you are not paying special attention.
- Respect all cross walks. Give kids the opportunity to safely cross the street so they are less likely to put themselves in harm’s way.
Even when you take the proper safety precautions to protect child pedestrians, it is not guaranteed that other drivers will have the same priorities. If someone you care about has been the victim of driver negligence, you may be able to collect for medical expenses and your pain and suffering.
The Appleton car accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are prepared to discuss your options with you and get you on the road to recover as soon as possible. Contact us today at 800-242-2874.