Staying safe during the school run

On Behalf of | Mar 19, 2024 | Car Accidents |

For many families, jumping in the car to get to and from school is a daily routine. Thankfully, most families make it through each trip without major incidents, but that isn’t always the case.

School run hours, both in the morning and afternoon, are one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. A lot of accidents happen at these times. What steps can you take to increase the safety of you and your family?

Be as organized as possible

It’s certainly not easy getting the kids up and ready for school every morning. Any small steps that you can take to reduce the stress can really help. For instance, you can pack up anything you need the night before. This allows you to spend most of your time getting the kids ready in the morning.

The last thing you want is to feel rushed on the school run, so the earlier you can leave the better.

Ensure that your children are comfortable

When talking about driving distractions, cell phones often take up much of the focus. However, other passengers are also one of the biggest sources of distractions. Children are more likely to become restless if they are uncomfortable. If your children require car seats or booster seats, then these can be double-checked for both safety and comfort. If your children have games or toys in the car, make sure these aren’t likely to be thrown around. Also, video games or cell phone games shouldn’t be so noisy that they distract you when driving.

On the school run, you’re also going to have to be wary of hazards like children crossing the road, parents chatting and not paying attention and other drivers who are in a hurry. If you have been injured because someone else was negligent, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation. Taking legal help will be critical if you wish to get the full amount you are entitled to.