Taking the kids to and from school is one of the great joys of parenthood. In the morning you take bright eyes and inquisitive minds to a place where they learn and discover more about themselves and the world around them. Then in the evening you hear enthusiastic tales about what they have experienced.
The last thing you want then, is for this valuable slice of quality family time to be ruined by a road traffic accident. Given that the school run itself often clashes with rush hour for commuters and other road users, particularly in the morning, it is essential that all drivers are aware of the importance of safety in order to avoid incidents on the road.
How can I avoid a serious traffic accident whilst on the school run?
Step one: Preparation
As the old saying goes, to fail to prepare is to prepare to fail. Knowing the exact route you are taking can be a giant step towards avoiding car accidents. In this regard it is also important to leave plenty of time in which to make your journey.
Motorists who are running late tend to get impatient which in turn leads to mistakes or attempted risky manoeuvres, and before you know it there are several accidents on the road.
Therefore, it might be sensible to try a few dummy runs to get a good idea of both times and potentially dangerous spots en route.
Step two: Awareness
Given the precious cargo, you need to be extra vigilant when driving on the school run. Remember, you and your children’s safety is dependent not only on you, but the many other motorists on the road.
And it’s not just being in a car crash that can be traumatic, witnessing a motorcycle accident or similar can scar young minds for a significantly long time.
Step three: Concentration
As much as you want to hear about their day, it is important that your children understand that there may be certain times where they need to be quiet to allow you to focus fully on the task of driving them safely to and from school.
If you do suffer a motor accident that wasn’t your fault and which caused injuries that were serious enough to require medical attention, then call Accident Advice Helpline.
Their team of experts can help you win your case for road accident compensation on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Date Published: November 13, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident at school