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Back to School Commuting Tips

If you're like most parents, you're probably eagerly anticipating the end of summer and the return of your children to school. While it can be exciting to see them back in a routine, it's also important to remember some safety considerations when taking them to school. Here are a few tips to help make the transition back to school safe.

Navigating Four-Way Stops

All drivers must come to a complete stop at a four-way stop before proceeding. The driver who arrives first has the right of way, but if two or more drivers arrive at the same time, they must yield to the driver on the right.

Once the right of way has been established, drivers can proceed through the intersection in turn. However, if there is heavy traffic or a slippery road, it is always best to use caution and proceed with care.

Navigating School Zones

Driving through a school zone can be challenging, especially during busy times of the day. However, there are some simple steps that drivers can take to help ensure the safety of students.

  • Slow down when driving near a school. School zones typically have lower speed limits, and speeding is one of the leading causes of accidents.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and watch for pedestrians. Students may dart out into the street without looking, so it is important to stay alert.
  • Yield to school buses when necessary. These large vehicles make frequent stops, and drivers should use caution when approaching them.

Walking to School

Every day, millions of kids walk to school. It's a great way to get some exercise and fresh air. But it's important to walk safely. Here are some tips:

  1. Walk on the sidewalk whenever possible. If there isn't a sidewalk, walk on the shoulder of the road facing traffic.
  2. Never walk alone. Walk with a friend or an adult.
  3. Obey all traffic signals and signs. Stop at crosswalks and look both ways before crossing the street.
  4. Be visible. Wear bright clothing or reflective gear so drivers can see you. And during the daytime, put away your phone and other distractions so you can stay alert.
  5. Walk confidently, and don't be afraid to speak up if someone is making you feel unsafe.

By following these simple tips, you can help make sure that your walk to school is safe and enjoyable.

San Jose Personal Injury Attorney

As classrooms nationwide begin to fill back up with students, the Law Offices of Braid Pezzaglia would like to remind everyone that we are here to help if you or a loved one have been in an accident. We have experience handling multiple types of personal injury cases, from car to pedestrian accidents.

If you have been injured while returning back to school, whether as a student or a staff member, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will evaluate your case thoroughly and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Fill out a consultation request form here or call our office at (408) 650-8955 today.