Safe Driving Tips as Students Go Back to School

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This time of year can be a dangerous one for students of all ages as they make their way to class. Our Raleigh car accident lawyers remind drivers and students alike to exercise extra caution and keep a strong focus on safety. Here are some tips for students, parents, and other motorists to consider.

Motorists:

  • Obey all traffic rules and pay special attention to school zones and crossing guards
  • Slow down in neighborhood streets
  • Exercise caution at crosswalks and busy intersections
  • Avoid distracted driving
  • Make sure all passengers are properly restrained

Pedestrians:

  • Children are safer when walking with an adult, older sibling, or group of friends
  • Stay on the sidewalk whenever possible
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, don’t get distracted by gadgets
  • Don’t cross the street on curves or anywhere a motorist can’t see you first
  • Wear bright or reflective clothing

Cyclists:

  • Always wear a bike helmet
  • Follow all traffic safety rules when sharing the road
  • Use bike paths and bike lanes whenever possible

Bus Riders:

  • Wait for the bus at a safe distance until it stops completely
  • Follow the rules of the bus while riding and remain in your seat
  • When you get off the bus, wait until you know it is safe to cross the street

No matter how careful you are, you may not be able to avoid every accident. If you or your child is injured in a car accident, please call the experienced car accident lawyers at the Ricci Law Firm at (252) 285-4081.

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