The regular journey to and from school that many schoolchildren and their parents make each weekday usually passes without incident. However there have been cases where some children have been injured in accidents that occur during these journeys. Statistics have shown that accidents are more frequent in the immediate vicinity around schools. This highlights the need for additional safety measures and more attentiveness on the part of everyone in the area to help reduce potential circumstances where accidents could happen.
Accidents can range from fairly minor ones to much more serious ones that result in severe injuries to those concerned. In the case of a child an accident is always more devastating and shocking. In many cases accidents can be prevented too, simply by everyone taking more care and being more alert to the potential dangers that can crop up in the roads around schools when pupils are travelling to and from them.
Many campaigns have been launched in local areas to make roads safer and to alert drivers to the steps they can take to make sure they reduce the risks for children in the area. Furthermore good road safety techniques are often taught to children.
How might schoolchild traffic injuries occur?
There is the potential for some children to be less than alert when it comes to crossing the road. Being taught the Green Cross Code is a big step in the right direction. Children should always be aware of the potential dangers of the road. If they are not they will be at greater risk of experiencing a potential accident than they would otherwise be. Similarly all road users should be alert to the potential for accidents to happen at times when schools start and finish their day.
Could you be in a position to make a no win, no fee* claim for your child?
If your child has had an accident within the last three years, Accident Advice Helpline can help determine whether a compensation claim might be a possibility. Our enquiry line is free and you can speak to a professional injury compensation adviser regarding your situation on 0800 689 0500. We offer no-obligation advice so it costs you nothing to find out what your legal position might be. Get in touch now or begin by taking our 30-second online test to find out more.
Date Published: February 6, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident at school