Bus Stop Safety to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents in Hollywood

At this time of year, parents and families are getting ready for back to school, and that means school buses. While school buses are generally safe, they are involved in traffic collisions which can cause devastating injuries.

1407197748bk5pr-300x163

In Hollywood and other communities, pedestrian accidents are actually more likely with school buses. The greatest moments of danger for children are when they are disembarking or boarding the bus. There are a few ways you can help keep your kids safe:

  • Talk about school bus safety: If your children are new to school buses, especially, talk about safety rules and how to stay safe. Emphasize the importance of listening to the bus driver and staying in their seat.
  • Practice: Consider practicing getting on and off a bus with your kids. You can do this by hopping on a train or local bus or just practicing in your home.
  • Teach children about larger vehicles: Tell children bus drivers cannot see kids close to the bus. Tell your children they need to be at least seven big steps ahead of the bus and must be able to make eye contract with the driver in mirrors to make sure they are seen. Stress to children they should never get close to moving, large vehicles for this reason.
  • Don’t let kids play outside when waiting for the bus: They may run into traffic and forget about the good safety rules they have learned.
  • Keep pets inside: Dogs and other pets can run after the bus or approach the bus, and this can mean children chase after them, potentially getting in the way of the vehicle and putting themselves at risk of serious injury.
  • Wait with kids for the bus: There is no replacement for good supervision. Wait with children at the bus stop and meet them at the stop after school. This allows you to ensure they can safely get on board and off board the bus.
  • Teach children to get on and off the bus safely: Tell children to wait to cross the street until the driver indicates it’s safe. Make sure children know to cross well ahead of the bus. Teach children to wait until the bus has made a complete stop before they try disembarking.
  • Encourage children to have good communication with the school bus driver: Encourage them to listen and to tell the driver if they have dropped something near the bus rather than trying to fetch it themselves.

Has Your Child Been Injured?

The reality is that a serious accident can cause your child significant pain and can shape their future for years to come. Your child may need additional tutoring, extended stay in the hospital, and more care. You may lose income to care for your child. If someone’s negligence caused the injuries, you may be able to file a claim to seek compensation for these and other damages so you can give your child the best care she or she can receive.

If your child has been injured in a pedestrian accident or school bus accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a bus accident attorney.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
Mr. Flaxman is highly skilled and very pleasant to work with. He communicated with me at every step in the process, and clearly presented information relating to my case. To anyone considering retaining his firm, I highly recommend him. Clara Barman
★★★★★
THE BEST. Honest, very knowledgeable, fast and easy. has helped me in numerous situations and has never failed me. Joe Gee
★★★★★
Charlie is a very skilled attorney that advocates hard for his clients. But the best part is he is an all around great guy. He cares about helping and doing what is right for people and his community. And he is not afraid to fight against those who do wrong or against threats to our world. He is fluent in Spanish as well. Do yourself a favor and call him. Andy
★★★★★
I had a lawyer on another case and I never spoke to the lawyer and I hated that I never knew what was going on in my case. Mr. Flaxman was in constant communication with me, explained everything to me, and his staff was really great too. My phone calls were always returned immediately. It was refreshing to be able to speak to my attorney personally. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Flaxman as an attorney to anyone who has been in an accident. Gloria
★★★★★
I found Mr. Flaxman to be an excellent attorney for my personal injury case. This is actually the second time I have used him and he really represented my interests. He explained everything thoroughly and he was very available for my questions. Carol