10 Aug 4 Common Types Of Back To School Car Accidents
Back to school is an interesting time for everyone, all for different reasons. Parents may be feeling a sigh of relief after a long summer. Students are eager to return to see old friends. Commuters may be leaving at different times than they are used to. Roads become more hectic and it is important, especially during this time of year, to be vigilant. Accidents can be on the rise as drivers may be preoccupied with other matters rather than the road. Therefore, here are four types of accidents to lookout for on the roadways:
Rear-end accidents are likely to be the most common type of accident during back to school. Looking down, maybe at the radio. Talking with children in the back seat. Looking at a cellphone. All common reasons for a rear-end accident to take place. It is up to you to make sure that you are not distracted and are paying attention to the roadways.
School Bus Accidents
School buses make frequent stops as they are picking up students. They are larger vehicles requiring additional room to maneuver. It is important to keep a safe distance from school buses and watch for frequent stops, especially during the first few weeks of school when you are not used to their route.
Some students do walk and bike to school. It is important to drive slowly while in school zones, watch for crossing guards in crosswalks, and expect the unexpected when it comes to pedestrians. Children may not be used to their route to school. Therefore, it is up to you to be vigilant and on the lookout.
Some may be running late to get their kids to school. They may be running late to work. Therefore, they may fail to stop at that stop light or stop sign. It is important to wait an extra second to make sure the roadway is clear before proceeding forward.
What Are Common Back To School Car Accident Injuries?
- Neck Injuries
- Severe Burns
- Broken Bones
- Muscle Tears
- Head Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Brain Injuries
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