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Child Safety Reminders

Published November 1, 2011 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

Research repeatedly shows that traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for young children, and the change in daylight patterns due to the end of Daylight Saving Time can put our children in additional danger.

Our Binghamton, NY injury attorneys plead with drivers to stay alert to children crossing streets, bicycling, or even boarding or exiting buses. Childhood education paired with safe driving behaviors can help prevent serious or fatal injuries to kids.

In September, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) embarked on a childhood safety education and awareness campaign with the popular children’s television series Chuggington.

Using the campaign slogan “Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe” the administration developed a program and posted it on their website to engage pre-school age to 3rd grade students in awareness of safety while traveling.

The tips include encouraging children to always buckle up in the car, never bicycle without a helmet, and only cross the street with an adult. The interactive site includes three pledges for children to accept by checking a box and agreeing to observe those safety behaviors.

Parents should review the guidance and child safety tips  with their young ones.

Our NY injury attorneys posted back to school tips for children and parents in August, encouraging vigilance in education and awareness at bus stops, school zones, and while traveling in vehicles.

Our youngest children face greater dangers on the roadways since their small size makes them difficult to see.  Drivers looking away to answer a call, dial a number or to check locations on a GPS can quickly turn into a dangerous or deadly situation for an innocent child.

The US Department of Transportation adds true stories of victims of distracted drivers with their Faces of Distracted Driving videos, and the most recent one is a heartbreaking reminder of how deadly cell phone use can be even in slow-paced neighborhoods.

NY State has anti-texting and cell-phone use laws for good reason – their use kills people. The dangers are very real, and drivers should remove distractions and stay alert around school zones and anywhere children may be present.

Our NY accident attorneys urge parents and child caregivers to share information with children in a non-threatening way, but to be vigilant in helping themselves stay safe.

Binghamton drivers should also do their part to reduce dangers on the roads by keeping distractions such as cell phones and texting devices out of their way while driving. Negligence and bad driving behaviors have no place on our highways.

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Experience counts. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a drunk, reckless or negligent driver in a New York car accident, contact Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, to help. Our New York personal injury law office handles all types of accident, injury and medical malpractice cases.

As you work on recovering from your injuries, let our Binghamton, New York accident attorney’s office take care of the rest, including the paperwork, insurance documents and other legal issues related to your accident. Contact our personal injury attorney today at (607) 304-4121 or use our online contact form. There is no charge for the consultation.

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