The summer is winding down, and that means it’s time for Florida students to head back to school. As students make their morning and afternoon commutes, ensure their safety and prevent car accidents by taking the following precautions:
- Stay alert for children crossing the street or playing in the street while waiting for the bus.
- Be conscientious of student drivers who have little driving experience.
- Obey flashing lights on buses. Yellow means the bus is slowing down and you should reduce your speed. Red flashing lights mean the bus is stopped and children will be unloading and crossing the street. You must remain stopped until the lights are off and the bus begins to move.
If you are a parent, before buying back to school supplies for your child, you may want to check the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website to look for recalled products. Defective products can be harmful and cause injury.
If your child has been injured by a car while commuting to and from school, or if you think a school supply product may have harmed your child, please contact the experienced Orlando, Florida car accident and defective product lawyer Michael Barszcz to schedule a consultation.