5 “S’s” of Safe Back to School Driving in AtlantaAtlanta Public Schools have been in session for about one month, but back to school driving tips are still relevant and will remain so until schools are out for the summer. As auto accident attorneys in Atlanta, we hope that the following tips will help protect Atlanta students, Atlanta drivers, and others traveling on our roads so that we may all enjoy a safe 2011-2012 school year.
At all times, but particularly during the morning and afternoon school commutes, we recommend:
- Slow driving. Slower speeds not only make it easier to stop but also may help make injuries less significant if an accident occurs.
- Sunglasses. The glare of the rising or setting sun can be blinding and can make it hard to see a child who darts into the road or a bus signaling a sudden stop. Thus, sunglasses are important to preventing a serious Atlanta crash.
- Stopping for buses. Georgia law requires you to stop for buses that have their lights and signals on. Typically, buses have their lights and signals on when they are picking up and dropping off students. This is the time when kids are most likely to be in the road and when your cooperation is essential to preventing a serious accident.
- Staying focused. Distracted driving can cause serious, potentially fatal, accidents in Atlanta. Atlanta auto accident lawyers recommend that you put down your cell phone and concentrate on the road in front of you.
- Simply expecting that children may do the unexpected. Children are unpredictable. It is important to make sure that you stay alert when you see kids by the side of the road and anticipate that they may enter the street.
While we hope that this year will bring fewer accidents and tragedies than previous years, it remains important to know what to do if your child has been hurt in an Atlanta accident. After you get your child the medical help he or she needs, please contact an experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer at 1.770.518.1133 to schedule a free consultation about your child's rights and potential recovery.
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