In the 6 weeks since school started, Volusia County has reported eight accidents involving pedestrian students struck by cars as of October 3, and that number is on the rise. While there have thankfully been no fatalities reported this year, these numbers seem too high for what is an entirely preventable problem.
The Volusia School System is working with Sherriff Johnson on a safety campaign to put a stop to these student related car accidents. So far, they have involved a children and teens of different backgrounds on all sorts of roads in the area. Here are some precautions you can take to help ensure your kids are mentally prepared to deal with reckless driving.
- Review Traffic Rules – Sometimes we get overconfident and miss easy answers on a test. Do not let your kids get careless. You are never too old to practice proper safety habits.
- Plot Safe Routes – Some of the main roads do not have sidewalks available for pedestrians. It could be safer to go a longer way.
- Know Who To Call – In the event of a traffic accident, it’s important to know who to call. Keep important numbers handy like emergency, family doctor, and a local Orlando accident lawyer.
What do you think needs to happen to stop these accidents from harming more children?
Wooten Kimbrough, P.A. – Orlando Personal Injury Attorneys