Schneider Hammers Celebrates Back to School Safety Month

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August is Back to School Safety Month and our team at Schneider Hammers wants everyone throughout the Metro Atlanta area to remember the importance of making safety a priority this school year. As students settle back in the classroom and parents get used to familiar routines and increased traffic, it’s important to take a few moments to reflect on the dangers this time of year brings, and how to stay safe at all times.

Below are a few important back to school safety tips:

  • Drivers & Increased Traffic – When school is in full swing, traffic increases, especially in the morning and during the afternoon. Make sure to obey all laws when driving in school zones, decreasing your speed and avoiding distractions. More children are hit by vehicles near schools than anywhere else – so always be extra cautious in parking lots and nearby streets.
  • Bicycling and Walking to School – If your child walks or rides a bike to school, make sure they know how the rules of the road and how to commute safely. Talk to your kids about always staying vigilant and off their cell phones when walking or biking, looking both ways before crossing a street, and staying on the sidewalk.
  • School Bus Safety – There are special laws concerning school buses for a reason; children can unexpectedly dart out from school buses and into traffic. When driving near a school bus, never pass while its lights are flashing and children are entering / exiting. Give buses the right of way and plenty of space when following.
  • Teen Drivers – Always speak with your teen about the rights and responsibilities of driving. Whether they commute to school or drive for any other reason, make sure they understand why it’s so important to pay attention from phones or passengers, avoid distractions, get plenty of rest, and obey the rules of the road.
  • Student Injuries – Whether your child enjoys the playground or a school sport, it’s important to watch for injuries. This is especially true of concussions and brain injuries. If you suspect your child may have a concussion, seek medical treatment and avoid letting them practice or play until they are cleared by a medical professional. Chronic head injury can have serious long-term effects.

Taking precautions is the first line of defense to avoiding preventable accidents. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always protect against the negligence of others. If you or your child has been injured due to another’s actions, you may have the right to pursue financial compensation for your injuries. Schneider Hammers has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of car wrecks, pedestrian accidents, and other accidents throughout the Atlanta area, and we’re prepared to fight for you!

Contact our team today if you have questions about your rights and how we can help.

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