Avoiding a New Haven Personal Injury During Back to School Season

August 23, 2017
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New HavenĀ parents get giddy at the utterance of these words: back to school. Follow these seven safety precautions to avoid a New Haven personal injury, according to theĀ NHTSA.

  1. Stand three giant steps back from the curb when waiting for the bus.
  2. Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop, doors open and the driver says it is safe to board or exit the bus.
  3. If you need to cross the street, make sure you do so at least ten feet in front of the bus.
  4. Use handrails to avoid falls and make sure drawstrings and backpacks donā€™t get stuck.
  5. Never walk behind the bus. Always make sure the driver can see you.
  6. Walk at least six feet from the side of the bus.
  7. If you drop something near the bus, tell the driver before picking it up. Make sure he or she is aware you will be close to the side of the bus.

The New Haven personal injury lawyers at The LoRicco Law FirmĀ wish all New Haven and ShorelineĀ students a safe, successful and happy school year!