It was exciting that school began last week but every year, a lot of people forget how much potential danger lurks. That’s because roads are more congested in school areas and people won’t put down their cell phones, even as kids are darting across the street. School buses pick up and unload over one million kids in Texas. So the need to be hyper-vigilent as we drop children off or make our morning and afternoon drives has greatly increased. Here are some helpful tips that will help stop these preventable car accidents with children.
While many of our school children are able to ride or walk to their schools, their chances of being injured goes up. An organization called Safe Kids Worldwide says that car accidents with children hurt 15,000 each year and that they are one of the top causes of childhood deaths.
So show your kids how to be safe by telling them to
We really need to teach our teens who are in a disproportionate share of these collisions.
Especially if you drive by schools or in the residential neighborhoods near them, these are important things to do to prevent car accidents with children:
No one should ever get hurt by a careless driver, especially a child. Our law firm wants to help prevent this from happening and works actively in the community to promote safety and health.
Mr. Berenson recently sponsored Fort Worth’s first-ever bicycle rodeo to teach kids and adults alike how to safety ride bikes and are planning another one in the fall. He was honored to meet her at the rodeo and get to ride with our fantastic mayor Betsy Price on the first day of her annual Tour de Fort Worth.
Our firm is also sponsoring more FWISD schools to get bicycles and helmets for their students and to have bike rodeos. We are working to get their schools to allow them to ride them in after-school programs and to and from school after our first school’s program in late May was successful.
Mr. Berenson is also partnering with the Blue Zones Project, Safe Communities Coalition, Cowtown Marathon, and other wonderful Fort Worth safety and fitness organizations.
Berenson Injury Law has helped victims of motor vehicle accidents across Texas since 1980 including the parents of children struck walking and riding their bicycles to school, riding buses, and getting on and off buses. Mr. Berenson was in court the last two days finalizing lawsuits involving two children (one a teenager) who had been injured when they were riding in cars.
Let’s be extra cautious so that our huge number of car accidents with children is decreased.