Practical Safety Tips for Back to School

Practical Safety Tips for Back to School

School Safety

The days are getting shorter, kids are getting bored and the ads on the TV focus on one thing…Back to School.  Fall brings a mixture of joy and terror in the hearts of parents.  One of the biggest concerns for parents is, “Will my child be safe going to and from school?” The best way to alleviate these fears is to talk to your children about basic safety rules for walkers, bike riders, bus riders and teen drivers.  The National Safety Council has put together a Back to School Safety Checklist.


           Safety Tips for Walkers

  • Walk on sidewalks. When no sidewalk is available, walk on the edge of the road facing traffic.
  • Look both ways (twice) when crossing the street at designated crosswalks or intersections.
  • Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the road.
  • Stay alert. Avoid using headphones and looking at a phone.

Safety Tips for Bike Riders

  • Ride with traffic in a single file line.
  • Stop completely before crossing the street, look both ways (twice) and walk bikes across.
  • Stay alert and avoid distractions. Avoid headphones.
  • Wear a helmet and bright clothes.


Safety Tips for Bus Riders

  • Practice walking to the bus stop.
  • Stand 6 feet away from the curb.
  • If your child has to walk in front of the bus make sure they are always able to see the driver.Safety tip-avoid distrations
  • Once on the bus, remain seated until you arrive a school.
  • Always follow the instructions from the bus driver.

Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

  • Practice driving to and from school with your inexperienced driver. 
  • Avoid distractions like cell phones, loud music and friends.
  • Set a good example for your child driving as you’d like them to drive.
  • Make sure your teen is familiar with the rules of the road for teen drivers in the State of Washington.



If your child is injured on their way to school contact an attorney at Evergreen Personal Injury Council today. Our team will work on your behalf to win you the financial compensation you deserve. Give us a call at 800-992-9529.