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School zones are some of the most dangerous places for both drivers and pedestrians. To avoid devastating accidents, drivers need to take extra caution when driving through school zones.
School zones are dangerous because during school hours, many children walk across or near roads. Because of their young age, children are often unfamiliar with traffic rules that could keep them safe. This, combined with their underdeveloped decision-making skills, makes them incredibly vulnerable. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, cars hit more children near school than in any other location.
Children are exposed to a variety of hazards while in school zones. Their small size makes them more difficult to see, so if drivers are not paying attention to the road and their surrounds, accidents can occur.
Some causes of school zone accidents can include:
Auto pedestrian accidents are devastating accidents, but they are made even more devastating when children are involved. Drivers who drive recklessly in school zones can be held responsible for their negligence.
Schools are meant to be safe places for children, but when motorists carelessly ignore traffic laws designed to keep children safe, catastrophic auto-pedestrian accidents can occur. If someone you love was injured in a school zone accident, you need an experienced legal team on your side to help you hold negligent drivers responsible. Call the Houston school zone accident attorneys at Adame Garza today for a free consultation to discuss your situation.