Safety for Young Pedestrians
Child safety is one of the primary concerns of many residential areas in which young children are regularly out about the neighborhood playing on the sidewalks and streets in the afternoons, weekends, and summer months. School zones in particular host a large concentration of young pedestrians who are generally difficult to see, move quickly, and can sometimes behave unexpectedly.
While most drivers slow down in areas where children are present and take care to avoid causing a dangerous accident, there are some who fail to do so, creating a needless and grave risk. If your child has been struck by a negligent driver, it may be appropriate to consider pursuing legal action. Contact the experienced Racine car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.
3 Safety Tips
Whenever drivers are in an area that may be populated by children at play or on their way to school, it can greatly reduce the risk of a dangerous accident if they follow these three simple tips:
- Check blind spots and behind the vehicle whenever reversing or maneuvering. Children are difficult to see sometimes, but failing to notice a pedestrian does not excuse one from liability for striking them.
- Monitor speed carefully. Kids make unexpected moves sometimes, and it is important to have plenty of time to react should the conditions around a driver change suddenly.
- Pay special attention to crosswalks, and be sure to allow children to cross safely before attempting to move through intersections.
If motorists neglect to adapt their driving behaviors so that they do not endanger children, they may leave a family to cope with significant medical expenses and other lasting concerns.
Do not hesitate to speak with an attorney if your child has been hurt by a motorist while traveling on foot. Contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.