Help Kids Avoid A Connecticut Pedestrian Accident With These Tips

August 24, 2020
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As New Haven schools prepare to bring back all of their kids in a virtual learning environment, parents are left wondering how to keep their kids occupied when they are not learning on their computers.  The best and easiest way to do this is to let them spend lots of extra time outside.  During the warmer autumn months this is a perfect way to keep kids busy while also getting them the exercise they so desperately need.  Not unlike the summer months, having kids outside more means a greater chance of a Connecticut pedestrian accident.  There are however some really simple steps parents can teach their kids to keep them safe.

Spending just a few minutes with your kids and these tips will not only save your sanity, but it will also keep them safe while they enjoy the beautiful fall weather that New Haven has to offer.

Tip #1: Do not play in the street.  With limited space, it can be tempting for kids to play in the street, but this can lead to very unsafe conditions and possibly injury.

Tip #2: Don’t run after it.  If your child is playing with a ball or anything else that rolls, remind them that if it goes into the street to just let it go.  Once it has come to a complete stop they can then look both ways and gather the item.

Tip #3: Look both ways.  We teach this to our kids from a very early age, but it is a good reminder to get them remembering that traffic may pick up as the fall weather hits and they will need to be more aware of it to stay safe.

Tip #4: Follow all the rules of the road.  Street lights and signs, crosswalks, and other markings on the road are all there to keep pedestrians safe.  If your child doesn’t know what a sign or marking means, share that with them so they are prepared to venture out.

Tip #5: Check in periodically.  A safety check to let mom or dad know that you are ok is a perfect way to ease your parent’s mind that you are safe and following the rules.

If your child follows all of these tips while playing outside this autumn they will be doing their part to avoid a Connecticut pedestrian accident.  If you or a loved one is injured in this type of incident, contact our office immediately so one of our attorneys can review the details of your case.