Keeping Kids Safe: A Vancouver Pedestrian Injury Law Firm's Guide
At our Vancouver pedestrian injury law firm, we strive to educate people about safe walking practices. If you are a parent of a school-age child, you probably already know some of the dangers that your child faces out on the road. These dangers are amplified during the winter, when snow, sleet, and shorter days create extra obstacles.
Here are some ideas to shield your kids from harm this winter:
1. Make sure they know the way.
Whether you have a 13-year-old who walks a mile and half to school every day or a 7-year-old who romps with neighborhood kids every afternoon after school, make sure your kids are orientated. When they know their streets, they will be more likely to make safe decisions.
2. Dress your kids for the occasion.
Ideally, pedestrians should wear bright, reflective clothing to make sure cars can see them. They should also suit up for the weather. If a child gets cold, tired, or hungry, he will be more likely to forget or even outright break safe walking rules.
3. Keep your child away from bad influences.
Kids are peer driven. They look up to other kids—specifically, older and “wiser” kids. That can be good thing, if older kids teach smart safety habits. It can be a bad thing if they are encouraging your kids to play hockey in the middle of the street. Know who your kids' friends are. Do not be shy about intervening in their social affairs, if they are hanging out with bad influences.
To get clarity on what to do after your Vancouver pedestrian accident, connect with the team at McComb Witten. Download our free pedestrian report, Pedestrian Safety Manual, or call us now to schedule a free case evaluation at 604-255-9018.
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