Thursday, January 12, 2012

Authorities Remind Drivers and Pedestrians about Accidents as Holiday Break Ends

The Los Angeles Police Department is reminding drivers to do all precautionary measures to avoid pedestrian accidents in school zones as students are back from their holiday break.

A representative from Automobile Club of America reminded drivers that additional road commotions should be expected as the school resumes after the holiday season.

Drivers and motorist should be more careful in driving during peak hours – 7:00 to 9:00 in the morning and 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon. These are the times when students together with their parents are arriving and leaving for school. Parents are also advised to be more vigilant in taking good care of their children while on the busy streets to avoid pedestrian accidents.

According to Los Angeles Police Traffic Detectives for San Francisco, parents should try to avoid the morning rush. He explained that because parents and the children don’t give themselves sufficient time to get prepared for the school days, chances are they would rush going to school. Because of this, pedestrian and run over accidents unfortunately become common.

Authorities are also reminding the drivers to abide by the speed limit especially in school zones. Furthermore, drivers should keep off from double parking and u-turns since children are everywhere during school days. Drivers are expected to be the one to take responsibility in ensuring the safety of the pedestrians particularly the children due to the fact that they do not have the ability of estimating speed and distance of a moving vehicle.

Statistics last year show that 627 pedestrians were injured due to auto accidents involving pedestrians, 27 of which were killed and five of those killed were children of school age.

In case that your child or your loved one gets involved in a car accident, it is advisable for you to seek assistance from personal injury lawyers. By doing this, you can be assured that your loved one would obtain proper amount of compensations from the liable party.